As a private investigator, you may be hired by companies and these companies might want you to find out information concerning current or former employees. Employers place trust in their employees to carry out their assigned tasks and, more importantly, these employees are representatives of the company. Since new employees are essentially strangers to the employer, employers cannot entirely trust the information received during the hiring process. Therefore, employers hire private investigators to find more information and investigate an potential employer’s background.
How Do Background Checks Locate Former Employees?
During a background investigation on a potential employee or former employee, it is the investigator’s job to find and report findings to the employer. Thanks to the convenience of modern forms of record keeping and communication, finding information on employees is easy. Here are a few ways you can find information on employees.
Use the internet to your advantage
In addition to conventional search engines there are some specific sites and databases that can contain extra information about employees. Sites like Archive.org, professional organizations, media, and resume databases are just a few sources you have at your disposal.
Social media sites are places where people, including employees in question, like to share information about themselves. This makes it easy to find some information that an employee failed to tell their employer. While Facebook is the most common social media site on the web, sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram can also provide important information about particular employees.
Professional license/regulatory agencies, corporate filings, SEC filings and litigation can contain information that would otherwise be kept off unofficial records. Employees that might wish to hide some harmful information from their employers, but these sources are reliable in that the employee cannot hide or alter the information.
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