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Why is a date of birth so important?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 02/04/2013

While some employers are hesitant to request a candidate’s birth date due to the potential appearance of age discrimination, this information is vitally important in the background check process.

Most criminal records are filed by name and date of birth. Having this second identifier is necessary to ensure that any records found are matched to your candidate appropriately. Additionally, high school records are filed year of graduation. A date of birth gives us a good idea of which dates to search to locate your candidate’s educational records.

BackTrack is willing to take the lead in obtaining this critical information from your candidate. We have established a dedicated Date of Birth Hotline at our office. Simply provide your applicant our toll-free number and they can contact us 24/7 to provide this information. The hotline greeting explains to your candidate that the birth date is being requested for identification purposes only, and will not be provided to our client.

To make this process even more convenient, we have designed a flier explaining our Date of Birth Hotline which can be provided directly to your candidate during your application or interview process. Simply hand your candidate this flyer and let BackTrack do the rest! Contact our office directly at (800) 991-9694 for more information.