HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug screening and I-9 employment eligibility solutions that help organizations efficiently implement, manage and control employment screening programs. Many companies, including more than one third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight.

How Far Back do Background Checks Go?

The scope of the background check will depend on the policy of your employer as well as the countries where the checks are being conducted. The depth of a background check’s search also depends on the type of data returned and the location of that data.

For example searches such as verification of employment, academic or professional qualifications may not be legally time limited and are defined by the organisation requesting the background check.

You can contact the organisation requesting your background check for an understanding of the search depth of their specific background check package.