After signing the offer, the hiring company will conduct a background and reference check to verify information and to ensure nothing hinders your employment. Here are the most common checks conducted.
To verify the education you listed on your resume.
To find out what the previous employers have to say about your expertise and character in a work environment.
To gain a more personal assessment of who you are from the references you have listed or indicated.
To check if there is any dangerous or criminal past record that may go
against company policy or state law.
HRCap TIP 19: Drug and Credit Check
A credit check is usually done for government or money-related jobs.
A drug test might be conducted during the final interview to determine if you are taking anything that might be illegal or against company policy.
Rescinded Job Offers
Although uncommon, job offers can be rescinded during negotiations or even after offer acceptance. A failed background or reference check is one of the main reasons for rescinded offers. Since most companies conduct various reference checks, you must provide accurate information.
Below are additional reasons for rescinded offers.
False educational or work history
Failed background check or drug test
Criminal history that goes against company policy
No communication after accepting offer
Missing the first day of work without an explanation
Asking for a significant increase in monetary compensation after offer acceptance
Not showing continued interests
Having an active “non-compete” agreement
Demanding, not negotiating, terms of the job offer
References or former employer provide negative feedback
Creating a hostile work environment AFTER starting the job