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What information do I receive from a background check through Checkr?

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There are different packages to choose from when running a background check via Workable's Checkr integration. If you're not sure where to start, we recommend two in particular:

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.

Other Checkr background check packages include:

Drug Screen:

  • Sets up 10 panel drug screening for Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Phencyclidine PCP, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepine, Methadone, Propoxyphene and Methaqualone
  • You'll select a lab and a testing date as part of the setup process
  • Note: The Drug Screen package will only become available 7 - 10 days after you create an account with Checkr.

Employment Verification:

  • Searches available industry databases and may use email/phone details to verify information about the Consumer's current employer 

Education Verification:

  • Searches available industry databases, school registrar and Consumer provider documents when necessary

Employment Pro:

  • Includes everything from the Pro package and the Employment and Education Verification packages

Driver Standard:

  • Includes everything from the Standard package, plus a motor vehicle records check (MVR)
  • Note: Motor vehicle reports within the state of Pennsylvania are not available through Workable. The state of Pennsylvania requires a signed affidavit to release MVR information.

Driver Pro:

  • Includes everything from the Pro package, plus a motor vehicle records check (MVR)
  • Note: Motor vehicle reports within the state of Pennsylvania are not available through Workable. The state of Pennsylvania requires a signed affidavit to release MVR information.

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.

The report will be marked as Clear or Consider.

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When a Checkr 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 Checkr 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