Background Checks and Onboarding

Tom Morley

Most companies require some kind of background check when you start a new job. Usually, background checks go back an average of 7 years. If you have had a number of positions it can be challenging to remember important contact numbers, specific details of previous jobs.

A good practice is to create a folder that you can put offer letters, names, and phone numbers/emails of managers and co-workers, yearly paystubs/W2’s, separation letters, letters of recommendation etc. in. This helps document your work history. Also, if one of your previous employers goes out of business or is unresponsive to a request for a background check, documenting previous employment makes verification easier.

Keeping a copy of your degree(s) and transcripts is also a good idea in case verification takes longer than expected.

The content of this post is the opinion of the author and does not reflect the views of TAJ Technologies.

Content contributed by Tom Morley, V.P. of Human Resources/Contracts and Edited by Sonia Sukumar

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