employment application

Obtain an employment application and background check policies and procedures from a company with which is known.


Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you identify the strengths and weaknesses of a company’s employment application and background-check policies and procedures.

Answer the following questions regarding the employment application:

  • Does the application provide sufficient information to conduct a background investigation?
  • What waivers does the application contain?
  • What waivers not reflected need to be addressed?
  • Is the same application used for all positions?
  • What revisions would you make to the application?

Answer the following questions regarding the organization’s background check policies and procedures:

  • What checks are conducted?
  • What is the policy on drug testing?
  • Is a credit check standard?
  • Do background checks include interviewing previous and current neighbors?
  • Are references contacted and interviewed?
  • Is the background check procedure in place adequate?
  • How could the process be improved?
  • What are the EEOC restrictions which includes criminal records in conducting background employment checks?

Format consistent with APA guidelines.

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