The Background Screening Process

Many companies have questions around the employment background check process. Trapezoid Limited prides itself in trying to demystify the process and help answer these questions. It addresses questions such as how long a background check takes, what are included in a background check and other commonly asked questions. Please find below a list of frequently asked questions and suitable answers dispelling some myths about background checks:

What does a background check consist of?

A background check will investigate a candidate’s background based on criteria determined by their prospective or current employer.
A check of a candidate’s background may include employment, education, bio-data, address checks.
Each type of check will reveal different information pertinent to that check.

How long does a background check take?

Depending on the nature and scope of the background check an employer has requested, an average employment background check will typically take about two weeks to complete.
However, a background check may take longer for a variety of reasons including the following:
Difficulty in establishing contact with candidate's former employers or educational institutions.
If your background history includes information outside of Nigeria, specific authorization and releases may be needed in order to facilitate the requested check. Non-Nigerian employers and education institutions similarly may require additional information/time to respond to a verification request. If the information that is requested in the initial background check is already provided, it helps speed up the verification.