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What information do I receive from a background check?

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After a candidate consents to a background check and the check has been completed, you’ll receive a notification in your Workable Inbox, and on the candidate’s Timeline (examples shown above). You’ll be able to view and download the report in the Background Check section of the candidate’s profile.

There are two packages to choose from when running a background check. Both have the option to include a motor vehicle report:

Standard

Pro

Identity Verification

Sex Offender Registry Check

Global Watchlist Check

National Criminal Records Check

County Criminal Records Check (1 County)

Identity Verification

Sex Offender Registry Check

Global Watchlist Check

National Criminal Records Check

County Criminal Records Check (Unlimited Counties)

The Pro option will run a check in each of the counties a candidate has lived in. The Standard option will run a check in the county the candidate currently lives in.

The report will be marked as Clear or Consider.

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When a report is marked Clear

If a report has been marked as ‘clear’, it means that nothing of concern has been uncovered in the investigation. The candidate has been verified and there is no known reason why your company should not continue with the hiring process.

When a report is marked Consider

If a report has been marked as 'consider’, it means that the investigation has found something that your company may wish to consider before they proceed with the hiring process.

The factors that may prevent someone from being hired vary from job to job and employer to employer. Your decision to hire will be based on your company policies and the laws and regulations that govern the role for which you are hiring. Items in the background check marked ‘consider’ are there to facilitate the decision—not the make the decision on your behalf.

Visit the EEOC or US Small Business Administration sites for more information on hiring and employees with criminal records