More Human Resource Managers are Requesting Executive Background Checks in 2018 According to Corporate Resolutions

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An investor has a felony record, and a potential CEO falsified educational information on his resume. Another corporate applicant did not use his real name. These situations are some that were discovered by Corporate Resolutions when conducting executive background checks.

What Executive Background Checks Are

Background checks for executives typically include an investigation of employment history. Any misconduct on the job in past positions is brought to light. This may include reference checks and could also entail asking the references for additional contacts to ensure a thorough evaluation of an employee candidate.

However, executive screenings often include background checks that reveal information not always available just by performing a search engine query. This often includes paid services by professionals who work in some ways like detectives to uncover truths.

For instance, an employer might look for prior money laundering convictions or may want to find out if a CEO has ever smuggled large quantities of office supplies. Any disciplinary action after an executive has used manufacturing equipment for personal gain might also be considered during a background check.

These situations often are overlooked during the hiring process. However, an increased number of human resource managers now recognize the need to screen for more than just a likable personality during an interview and want more than just words on a resume. Therefore, they are seeking out assistance in performing executive checks they may not have the training to carry out themselves.

Why Executive Screenings Are important

Executive background checks can stop a problem before it starts. What is more, it can prevent company liability that could take place when an executive commits theft or embezzlement that also exhausts any resources belonging to a client.

Having executives meticulously investigated can also preserve a company’s reputation. After all, if a company can avoid hiring CEOs and other corporate leaders who might commit fraud, they can avoid public exposure and media scrutiny.

Another important reason for conducting executive background checks is to prevent terrorism. This typically entails using an investigative skill set that usually is acquired after receiving professional training. It may not be obvious to an employer immediately who might commit fraud and be a part of a terrorist ring. However, the professional trained to identify all types of criminal activity often notice within a short time of investigating.

How Corporate Resolutions Conducts Executive Background Checks

Corporate Resolutions gleans clues from both ordinary interactions and classified resources. For instance, they might gain access to financial accounts that someone without an investigative license would not have the authorization to view. They also may access police records to look for criminal activity, and they perhaps will request authorization to view a prior employer’s disciplinary action records about an employee.

Corporate Resolutions also will identify small signs of fraud that the average consumer may not recognize. For instance, professional background checkers will observe any signs of internet usage activity conducted outside of a prior employer’s business hours reported by a former boss.

Before conducting executive background checks, however, a professional investigator will usually make sure they have received permission from the job applicant when required by law.

Screenings of executives and other employees could happen using an online search database, or these investigations may be conducted by telephone. Another common way of investigating an executive’s background is by using reference check forms. These may be sent to recipients that a potential employee knows well, and the reference check request may be sent either by email or postal mail.

Regarding the screening of investors, it sometimes just takes noticing a discrepancy even as small as only maybe one or two typographical errors to detect possible fraud or terrorism.


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