What is the meaning of “drug and background screening employer?”?

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A job offer says that your employement is contengent on the results of “drug and background screening check.” I dont use drugs so that is fine. What does background screening entails? –It is like finding your credit score?

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    Suzy
    November 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

    A background check entails checking to see if you have a criminal record and also checks your credit reports. Poor credit is an indicator of poor dependability, drug usage, propensity to steal, etc.

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    Squat1
    November 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

    It means that the Company will subject you for a pre-employment drug screen as well as a “background screening” which can include past work history, criminal record, driving record, as well as banking and credit.

    This is pre-employment and the results will determine whether or not you receive an offer of employment.

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    bigdogrex
    November 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    yes a drug test crimanal credit an they want to know to dam much

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    BMW BFD
    November 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Backgrouns check will usually include a social security trace, felony convictions, sex charges, possibly education check, and possibly a credit check (not usually unless you are dealing directly with money of the company)

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    Pip
    November 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    criminal records, everything. I’ve had 3 background checks done on me and they always come out clean. I’ve never been arrested. But when you sign the form saying you consent to them running the check, they always have a spot for you to either abtain a copy or refuse it. I always abtain a copy, just to see if it’s the same.

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    Esmerelda
    November 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Background screening may involve anything from credit checks and criminal records checks to paid investigators. Sort of depends on what kind of company it is.

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    hr4me
    November 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    They will do a background check to verify the information you have given them in your resume and/or job application. This could include education, previous employers, criminal background (did you answer a question regarding convicted of a felony?) and possibly credit. The credit check is not to see how your credit is per se, it is more about wage garnishments, warrants against you (for debt issues) and things that will interfere with your ability to do the job.

    As long as the information that you have given them is truthful you should be ok. If you have lied about working somewhere, a degree you don’t have or such then they can withdraw the offer of employment.

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