ADP Background Checks Up 20% in 2006

March 28, 2007 ( - The number of 2006 employment background checks performed by ADP Screening and Selection Services jumped by nearly 20% to 5.8 million, according to the company.

That increase was ahead of the 12% jump in such checks between 2004 and 2005 (See ADP: Job Applicant Background Checks up 12% in 2005)

An ADP news release said that the 2007 report about its 2006 screening business found that 41% of the checks turned about a discrepancy between information from the applicant and the source. That was down from the 49% of 2005 screenings where that was true.

According to the news release, the latest screening report also found that:

  • 5%of the criminal background checks revealed a criminal record in the last seven years.
  • among driving record checks, 35% had one or more violations or convictions while 5% had four or more.
  • 43% of credit report checks showed a judgment, lien or bankruptcy or that the individual had been reported to a collection agency.
  • 8% of the workers’ compensation checks revealed an existing claim.

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