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How is background check information used?

What are you using my background check information for?

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of gathering background check information is? Well, background check information is used to verify the statements of the prospective employee or tenant, as well as to alert the employer or landlord to potential safety issues. Employers and landlords must exercise reasonable care in the hiring and leasing process. For example, a child's daycare center needs to know if an applicant has an undisclosed criminal background.

Your employer can only use background check information collected by HireSafe for the process of employment. Potential employees must give their authorization to use background records for their employment considerations, and that is all the only reason employers are allowed to use this information.