How do I go about handling a background check for a potential new hire? Am I supposed to get written approval of this from the candidate or do I only need to verbally tell the candidate I will be doing that?
Based on what I read, it seems that if we decided not to hire someone from what we see on the report, we have to make sure we notify the candidate of this and give them the opportunity to explain themselves. Is there anything more to this? Could we be liable for anything if we chose to not hire someone based on their background report and informed them of that? We've never done background checks in the past, so I'm a little apprehensive about all of this.