Producing a real Massachusetts employee background check has never been more complicated. The area has over 8 million residents, spread out over three states, within multiple counties and in ever more cities within those counties. If you factor in longer distance commuters, these numbers grow. Massachusetts, like many of the original colony states, also has an ancient court and municipality structure. The court structure is very complicated, with different types of cases being heard at different levels and it has a number of specialty courts that focus on a limited type of cases. Many of these places where important background check records exist, including criminal records, are not available online and certainly not instantly. Also, the state has very strict limitations on access to its criminal records archive, so much so that few employers can or will go through the lengthy hassle to be able to access it. That’s not a bad thing, it just makes conducting a Massachusetts employee background check more complicated.
What You Need to Do to Get a Real Massachusetts Employee Background Check:
- Accept that any “instant” or “nationwide” Massachusetts employee background check is not real and that these are marketing ploys, not background checks that you can safely rely upon.
- Verify that the Massachusetts employee background check agency you select is part of a licensed professional investigative agency.
- Understand that checking for criminal records as part of a Massachusetts employee background check requires looking at the county level, in multiple locations. When searching for criminal records within a Massachusetts Employee Background Check, you must look beyond Suffolk county.
- Embrace that verifying prior work history and education can take time. Many times the people within those organizations, whether they are located in Boston or half way across the country, are not always instantly available to assist with the verification.
Some other factors that make production of a Massachusetts employee background check more complicated than ever includes that demographics of the area.
The Boston, Cambridge, Newton area is a true destination area, with people moving from all over the country and the world to work, study at one of the area’s 52 higher learning institutions and live in the region. The red-hot economy has brought many new people to the area, not all of them good. In many cases, the good person moves here for work and brings the rest of the family, criminal histories and all. This constant influx of new people makes the Massachusetts employee background check process more important and highlights then need for a real investigator to study each background check.
The web has also made the Massachusetts employee background check process more difficult. A massive number of “background check” websites have been created offering “instant”, “nationwide” and “$19.95” employee background checks. These sites do sell you data. The problem is, they only sell you the data that they have instant, and usually free, access to. They don’t explain all of the places where records can be found and which of those (many) their search doesn’t cover. So in the end, they package that up and label it as an “Massachusetts employee background check”, but it should not give you any sense that a thorough search has been conducted, nor should you feel safe hiring someone when relying on one of these.
If you are a Massachusetts employer, staffing agency or not for profit, we urge you to visit our Massachusetts services page and to call us today to discuss how ASG can help you to get real Massachusetts background checks, with very quick turnaround times that give you actual peace of mind at very affordable pricing. The is confidential and the advice is free. 855-997-2800