Why do employers conduct background checks?
Which positions require a background check?
What information in a candidate’s background report could have an adverse effect on the decision to hire?
In November 2009, SHRM conducted a comprehensive survey that looked at background checking on job candidates. The survey explored the primary reasons organizations conduct background checks, the categories of job candidates that are checked and other related topics. Here is the survey in case you missed it when it came out.SHRM Background Check Survey