The survey showed an increase in criminal record hits from 8.5% last year to 9.1% and discrepancies in past employment verifications, from 36.5% to 49.4%, and education verifications, from 14.1% to 21.6%.
The greatest number of criminal record red flags in each of the eight areas tested by Kroll were:
- Criminal Records
- DMV Information
- Social Security Number Trace
- Drug Testing
- Credit History
- Employment Verification
- Workers’ Compensation History
Barry Nadell, a senior vice president of Kroll ‘ s Background Screening division and author of the report, said that background checks dig deeper today than they used to and the data is more complete; managers are not the only ones being screened anymore; smaller companies have begun screening; and the methodology for screening employees has become more sophisdicated.
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