What Does a Background Check Contain? What is in a Background Check?

If you're an employer seeking information on potential employees, you may be wondering what do background checks contain? Typically, background checks contain a candidate’s background based on criteria determined by their prospective or current employer. What is included in each background check should be based on the concerns and needs of the employer and the position for which the applicant is being considered.  

Some of the criteria used for a quality background check from Accredited Background Checks, Inc. may include employment, education, criminal records, credit history, motor vehicle and license record checks.

Each type of check will reveal different information pertinent to that check. A candidate should get clarification from the organization requesting the background check in order to understand what specific searches are being requested.

Learn more about each type of background check and search descriptions.