Conducting a background check is very important for businesses when considering to hire a candidate. Doing your due diligence will provide reassurance that you have done your research on a candidate. This can range from Googling a candidate online to completing a consumer report. Some key points to keep in mind though no matter what direction you go in.
If you choose a consumer report or background check, be sure you follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirements. You must provide in writing that you will be conducting a background check on the candidate and provide an authorization form which they must sign prior to your search.