Identity Security and Required Background Screening in the Workplaces of the 21st Century

In less than two decades, the use of background checks in the hiring process has evolved from an expensive optional formality to a serious security and human resource necessity. This transformation has been facilitated and made affordable by changes in technology. The 21st century workplace is premised on the assumption that the employer has selected qualified people and provided them with a secure environment allowing for maximum productivity. At the close of the 20th century, the Internet and the digitizing of vast data banks were starting to make background checks much more available to human resource professionals as a means of verifying the ...

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