A background check will investigate a candidates background based on criteria determined by their prospective or current employer. A check of a candidates background may include employment, education, criminal records, credit history, motor vehicle and license record checks.
What do online background checks tell you?
Nearly all background checks include a criminal-history check, based on information supplied by the candidate, including their Social Security number. Criminal background checks will reveal felony and misdemeanor criminal convictions, any pending criminal cases, and any history of incarceration as an adult.
Do background checks show online activity?
One of the questions that people often ask concerning background checks is whether an employer can check their browsing history. The short answer to the question is – no. A prospective employer cannot check your private internet history.
How can employers see your incognito history?
If youre accessing the internet through the office network, and your employers IT staff are paying attention, they can see what youre up to even when incognito mode is active. Its only after the fact that this mode hides your history. Every major modern browser offers the option to open these private windows.
Can employers see internet activity?
With the help of employee monitoring software, employers can view every file you access, every website you browse and even every email youve sent. Deleting a few files and clearing your browser history does not keep your work computer from revealing your internet activity.
Can my employer see my internet activity on my personal phone?
The short answer is yes, your employer can monitor you through nearly any device they provide you (laptop, phone, etc.). You can also see what information your employer has access to by checking on the profile that your employer has installed for you.