A background reference check is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records and financial records of an individual or an organization. These checks are the means of judging a job candidate’s past mistakes, character, fitness, etc. and to identify potential hiring risks for safety and security reasons. As in the present day situation, to ensure that you hire an employee not only with right skill sets and experience but also with the right mindset, character and background, TMS offers detailed Reference Checks of selected candidate/s as add-on service at a very reasonable cost.Background checking ensures the employer that the candidate has the background and experience claimed.
TYPES OF CHECKS:
• EMPLOYMENT REFERENCES
Employee references are the positive or negative comments about an employee’s job performance provided to a prospective employer. In most of the cases, a prospective employer will contact a person’s current or former employer to seek references as part of the process of considering that person for a new position. Prospective employers check references during the interview process in order to ensure that a candidate’s assertions about his or her job skills and work experience are accurate.
• CHARACTER REFERENCE CHECK
What is a character reference, when do you need one, and whom should you ask to give you a reference? A character reference, also known as a personal reference.It is a recommendation provided by someone who knows you outside of work. Rather than speaking to your work experience and skills (as an employer might), personal references attest to your character and abilities. This type of recommendation showcases your personality and people skills.
• GAPS IN EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
An employment gap is a period of months or years when the job applicant was not employed at a job. Employees choose to spend time unemployed for purposes such as attending school full time and having and raising children. Employment gaps also occur for involuntary reasons such as layoffs and downsizing, serving time in prison, or employment termination for cause. An employment gap or gap in employment history is important because it raises red flags in the eyes of a potential employer when the unemployed individual tries to return to work.