Background investigations and background checks are all the rage now.
You can read news almost every day about background checks for gun purchases, background checks for employment purposes, federal government background checks for security clearance purposes, and nanny background checks.
There is even a school in the Chicago suburbs that conducts a “criminal background” check via a “national database” for every visitor to the school.
The confusing part is that each one of the “background checks” described above is something completely different!
What’s even more confusing is that a background check and a background investigation, although technically similar, are really completely different.
Needless to say, it’s a confusing mess.
Have no fear … we are here to help.
We have created a series of posts to explain some of the areas of background investigation and background checks.
Among the topics we will explore in this series include:
- What Is a Background Investigation?
- Background Check vs. Background Investigation
- Types of Background Checks
- What Is Involved in a Background Investigation?
- How Much Does a Background Investigation Cost?
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