No Stone Left Unturned in Criminal Background Checks

Nick Fishman

Comprehensive Criminal Background Check

What components are required for a comprehensive criminal background check? It’s no longer enough to simply say that you’ve done a background check. Employers need to consider elements such as accuracy, criminal hit rate, an address history search, alias names, county criminal searches and how far back the record is found. Is your background screening provider conducting a comprehensive background check? Our expert panelists discuss the components that can make or break your criminal background checks.

Perhaps conducting a background check is just another item on your to-do list and you’re not concerned about the level of accuracy. However, if you want to learn how you can make the best hiring decisions based on all information available, this video is for you. Our expert panelists discuss the intricacies of forming a comprehensive criminal background check.

The components to consider for a comprehensive criminal background check include:

  • Address history search
  • Alias names
  • County criminal search
  • Maximum possible accuracy philosophy
  • Research & test the tools that provide the best results

To learn more about the elements of a thorough criminal background check, download EmployeeScreenIQ’s article, Time for a Wake Up Call: Are Your Criminal Background Checks Giving You a False Sense of Security?

Related EmployeeScreenIQ Content

Time for a Wake Up Call: Are Your Criminal Background Checks Giving You a False Sense of Security? (Article)
Less Records Are Now More Valuable: The Ins & Outs of the National Database Search (Blog post)

5 Criminal Searches Every HR Professional Should Know (Blog Post)

Quick Takes is a video series blending together bits of experience and expertise from EmployeeScreenIQ’s background screening experts. With a newsroom feel, discussions surround the latest issues in the background screening industry. All of the videos were filmed unscripted-giving you the opportunity to hear genuine responses from the professionals. Topics range from social media background checks to conducting a thorough criminal records search. We’re releasing a new video every month, so stay tuned.


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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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