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XREF Definition

Background Investigation

A background investigation generally involves checking a candidate’s records. In cases where information is not disclosed to the employer beforehand, it may disqualify a candidate if they are found to have: 

  • a criminal record
  • motor vehicle violations
  • poor credit history
  • inaccurate information regarding education 
  • Inaccurate information regarding work history.