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Discuss different ways that background checks can be performed on potential employees. Your discussion should focus on issues like cost, time requirements, and resource requirements. As a group, propose three to four different ways to perform background checks and assign each group member a different method.

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Whether you are hired or promoted for a job may depend on the information revealed in a background check. Job applicants and existing employees as well as volunteers may be asked to submit to background checks. For some jobs, screening is required by federal or state law. The current emphasis on security and safety has dramatically increased the number of employment background checks conducted.

In short, employers are being cautious. At the same time, applicants and employees fear that employers can dig into the past in ways that have nothing to do with the job.

A background check is the process of looking up official and commercial records about a person. It was often done when someone ...

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Different types of background checks available to employers.