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Background Checks for Employment Purposes:

Many employers run a background check or criminal record check on potential hires and current employees.

For an employer, a background check can serve a number of purposes:

  • Verify someone's identity.

  • Understand a person's criminal history.

  • Help uphold workplace safety by hiring trustworthy individuals.

  • Conform with company security clearance guidelines. Some companies require security clearance before hiring. A criminal history might prevent a potential employee from meeting security standards.

As an employer, when you run a criminal background check, you can feel more confident in your knowledge of the person you want to hire.


Background Checks for Landlords:

When you lease a property to someone, you want to hand over the keys with confidence. A background check can help you learn more about a potential tenant and help you avoid leasing to an unruly or disreputable tenant.


Background Checks for Personal Reasons:

Some people choose their company very carefully. You might choose to run a background check on a personal acquaintance, or even a date. When you meet someone for the first time, you might harbor some concerns about your safety. A background check can help you feel more comfortable and secure when you branch out and meet someone new.

Ultimately, you don't need to justify your reasons for performing a criminal background check. The information provided in most background checks is part of the public record. So, anyone can access background check data.

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