July 31, 2012 8:27 AM Subscribe
What shows up on a Kroll background check?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently got a job where I had to fill out a form approving a full background check by this company. It looks incredibly comprehensive. I'm wondering about what kinds of sources they actually check to get this sort of information, and what kinds of things show up in the report.
Has anyone ever requested their report (as you have a right to under the law?) Was it accurate?
Also, how does the report look? Do prospective employees get ratings, or writeups in certain categories? Are there kinds of activity that are somehow 'flagged' for employers as potentially problematic?
Below is the text of the agreement I filled out.
Such reports may include, but are not limited to, nformation as to my character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living; discerned through employment and education verifications; personal references and interviews; my personal credit history based on reports from any credit bureau; my driving history, including any traffic citations; workers’ compensation records after a conditional job offer has been extended and to the extent permitted by law; a social security number trace; present and former addresses; criminal and civil history/records; and any other public record...any and all courts, public agencies, law enforcement agencies and credit bureaus.