Your Life on Paper
By Sean Dame, Marketing —
Almost everything you have done in this world is documented and available for others to see. Not only does the NSA have the ability to access your information, but the Internet and government agencies also have access to your credentials thanks to technological advances. Applying for jobs in our modern world isn’t just about what you tell potential employers but what potential employers can find about you.
Many businesses now have the ability to dive deep into your past and see every success and mistake you have made. From bad credit to a nasty divorce or lawsuit, employers can judge their potential new hires on a deeper level. With the world becoming more competitive and more transparent, everyday businesses and government agencies are seeking to know what potential risks employees can pose to their work environment.
Depending on the industry you are applying in, you may be checked for personal characteristics or viewpoints and involvement in things that could be detrimental to the organization. Take a job at an airport for example. You would likely be screened to verify that you are not on a terrorist watch list.
In the financial sector, if you are applying to be a banker or loan officer, many times an employer will do a credit check to ensure your strong sensibility to finances since the job will revolve it. Even though these credit checks are on the decline, federal law still requires businesses to have a compelling business rationale for doing such credit checks.
Once you’ve undergone a background check and your potential employer flags you, being considered for a position can sometimes become impossible. Once an issue has arisen, by law, an organization must send a letter stating that the background check has been red flagged and then attach a copy of the issue. The minimum time to either correct or explain the issue is 5 days but in many cases employers at that point will just move on. The organization will then issue another letter stating why you have not been selected and will provide contact information for the company that did the background check.
Staying competitive in a fast-paced world can often have many challenges for both employers and employees. For this reason, another solution for the hiring process could be the use of EyeDetect. This revolutionary software can help simplify the background check of potential employees. Not only could EyeDetect be more cost-effective but it could also provide more industry specific questions. In the end it’s all about providing the most honest, best-fitting employees, and EyeDetect could be the solution.