More Jobs Require Background Checks

You may be surprised to learn that more and more employers are requiring background checks of their employees, even if those workers are in consultant, temporary or part-time positions.

What are some of these jobs that, years ago, wouldn’t have required a background check?  Take a gander:

  • Piano and voice teachers (part-time, as needed)
  • Dishwashers
  • Call center workers (outbound and inbound)
  • Cooks
  • Servers and bartenders
  • Welders
  • Dog groomers
  • Plumbers and electricians
  • Janitors
  • Recycling center employees
  • Chaplains
  • Computer technicians
  • And more

What does this tell us?  First of all, more employers are getting the picture that background checks are an important part of doing business in the 21st century.  And secondly, workers need to be prepared to undergo background screening for practically any job they apply.

We’d like to hear more from you…  What jobs have required you to undergo a background check?  Were you surprised that you had to be screened in this manner?

Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

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