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A prospective employee may interview well, but it's always a good idea to make sure you really know who they are before you make the hire. Having a job applicant sign a Consent to Background and Reference Check gives you permission to check up on their application information and background.
When your prospective employee signs a Consent to Background and Reference Check, you'll have their permission to confirm the information they provided on their job application and check their references. The Consent clearly explains what you plan to check and how you'll gather that information. A signed Consent to Background and Reference Check protects you and your company if an applicant later claims you unfairly invaded their privacy. If you choose, you can also get permission to run a criminal background check. Not all types of employment need to run a criminal background checks, but if it's relevant to the job (e.g. a security guard), you'll have the option to include it in your Consent to Background and Reference Check.
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Other names for this document: Background and Reference Check Authorization
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