What is a Background Check?

Background checks are commonly performed on candidates seeking employment by the company conducting the recruitment process, and in many countries these checks are a mandatory requirement prior to making any candidate an offer of employment.

There are varying degrees of complexity to the type of background check that may be performed, dependent upon what information is to be gleaned from the check i.e. typically the more senior the role is that a company is recruiting for, the more complex the background check will be as more detailed information is required about the senior candidate’s background and experience.

Common checks in Australia include: Criminal Background Check, Identity Verification Check, academic reference check; employment history check and driving history check.