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A Simple Guide to International Background Checks

Why Run an International Background Check?

Many times, employers and hiring managers find themselves with job candidates who have lived abroad, or perhaps they may even have satellite locations in other countries. In these cases, international background checks are necessary for pre-employment screening. And as international job candidates become more and more common, international background checks become more important. Especially as criminals continue to cross international borders. An international background check will allow an employer to make a more informed hiring decision.

Using a CRA

Choosing a credible Credit Reporting Agency (CRA) is always an important factor in your typical background screening process, but it can be even more crucial when running an international background check. This is because international background screening is much more complex; CRAs must be aware of each country’s own laws and process governing what information can be legally obtained, how it can be transmitted, and what specific information is required to meet a particular background check.

These processes can quickly become complicated when there are language barriers and/or cultural differences. A good CRA will be able to get familiar with a culture to complete the background check. CRAs also have the capability to provide a consistent level of security and control; Maintaining consistent screening procedures despite varying countries’ processes can be difficult to manage.

The Pre-Check Standard

Pre-Check has been providing quality background screening services for our clients both in the USA and internationally for 25 years. Typically, we perform around 100 international background checks each year, in countries like France, Lithuania, China, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, and more. Our searches include, but are not limited to: Criminal, Education Verifications, and Employment References.

For a complete list of Pre-Check’s services, visit us here.

Pre-Check has never failed to be able to provide international background checks for our clients. Are you ready to see the results for yourself? Contact us at 216-226-7700 or info@pre-check.com.

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