Companies that are looking to hire a full-time or part-time employee use a pre-employment screening service. However, they must have certain responsibilities, such as handling money or credit cards, review pre employment background screening before hiring employees.
Although these services may take up to eight weeks to process through human resources. Today's technology allows anyone to view any information about their civil and criminal lives. This can be done in many databases that can be accessed by civilians and employers alike.
It is difficult for one person, with so many aspects of a background check (bankruptcy and criminal history, credit, etc.), to keep up with all that is being logged about them. Although many people believe they are well-informed about their background, it's not unusual for someone to make mistakes.
Many cases of misidentification due to the same or similar names have led to wrong "John Smith" being issued arrest warrants, judgments about his history, credit, and even bad credit. It is usually too late if mistakes like these are not discovered before you apply for any position at any company.
A company will not consider you again for employment if they see a negative background, even if you have everything sorted out. It is not impossible for mistakes to occur with the millions upon millions of changes that are happening daily to everyone's backgrounds. With the current economic climate, many people can't afford to make mistakes when they go for job interviews.