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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 15:15
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Guys, I have a strage dilemma. My HR system uses a title that is different form what we use in public. The HR system is just some old system and has no real world relevance, but that is what is officially stored.

What do I do?


Be honest, that's all you can do. If you're really worried, send a reply to whomever sends you the notification explaining the situation. I doubt your situation is that unique. Lots of companies have strange nomenclature for their employees--including the thousands of government employees.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 15:18
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Any idea which all school go for K roll back ground check??
Specifically does Simon, Kelley ask for a beck ground check??
Since I have not informed my current HR about my future MBA plans...
Any comments???

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Havent heard of either doing a check. I do know that Simon may check out things themselves ie call references etc. That was stated in an adcom blog post on the website....im sure you can google it

Neither school has an official check like kroll or revera
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2011, 16:02
Guys,

Anybody know if Kroll reveals the reason for the check to your employer? I have not given my notice yet, so this is obviously a concern. I called Kroll, and the employee claimed that they will say, "We are calling on behalf of Columbia Business School...", but this seems incorrect because most on this board say the process is anonymous...
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2011, 17:48
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Anybody know if Kroll reveals the reason for the check to your employer? I have not given my notice yet, so this is obviously a concern. I called Kroll, and the employee claimed that they will say, "We are calling on behalf of Columbia Business School...", but this seems incorrect because most on this board say the process is anonymous...


Well for my KRoll check, I had to fax over an HBS form which KRoll then faxed to my HR department with a request for information. I'm in a big company so the corporate HR isn't that connected to my functional HR group so I doubt they would see it although in my case it didn't matter since my work knows of my plans and supports my decision to go back to school.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 04:48
really? i specifically asked Kroll that question because my work also has no idea about my bschool plans and they told me that they say they are a "third party verifier"....hmm. If they actually mention the business school, then thats not cool at all...

i'll call them again during lunch and let you guys know what they say.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 08:49
ok guys, i called and i have some not so good (for me at least) news.

when they call, they say "this is kroll calling on behalf of our client, columbia business school" or whatever business school. Ahhhhhhh...this is not what the kroll rep told me a month ago! the woman on the phone was really nice and told me to inform my boss since its been almost a month since i submitted the release form. she couldn't tell me anything else.

i called columbia and they said, "if you don't hear anything for awhile, thats a good sign".
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 10:01
Interesting, CBS had told me it was discreet. Considering Kroll left the voicemail a few days ago I'm hoping that was the case because my boss hasn't said anything! Or maybe he's stonewalling me haha!

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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 22:03
Did any of you have to provide the contact information of the HR or they find it themselves? I wish I could just give them my previous boss's phone and email address.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 22:46
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Did any of you have to provide the contact information of the HR or they find it themselves? I wish I could just give them my previous boss's phone and email address.

I have a similar Q, how does it work out?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 00:42
did anyone complete the haas kroll check?

what exactly does haas check for?
also do companies actually reveal your salary info? I dont think they do so .I dont think they even reveal your title.

All that they verify is your start date and end date!!!!
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 05:01
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did anyone complete the haas kroll check?

what exactly does haas check for?
also do companies actually reveal your salary info? I dont think they do so .I dont think they even reveal your title.

All that they verify is your start date and end date!!!!


I did, and it was over and done with in about 3 days (including 2 days spent trying to contact one of my part-time employers who is normally unreachable). They never told me exactly what they verified but as I've said before on here, I don't think anyone is going to get penalized for a small typo or an honest mistake--if something doesn't add up they will ask you to clarify. The only things that will get you in trouble are if you made a deliberate attempt to deceive the AdCom about who you are and what you've done in your career, or if you failed to mention any criminal or legal incidents in your past. They just want to know that you've worked for who you claim to have worked for, and in the locations and capacities you claimed in your application and resume.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 07:51
If I remember right all I put on the form before I faxed it in was my name, SSN, and birthdate. There are also boxes for maiden name, other names you've gone by, etc. So I'm guessing Haas gives them a list of big-picture stuff they want verified based on what you submitted in your application.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 22:42
thanks for replying

i spoke to my HR today!! and yes they reveal Title ,start and end date.....this explains why so many people are busted!!

The form you signed was to consent the agency to do a background check.
We all sign a similar form when we apply for a job.

You probably never signed a form consenting company XYZ to release your financial data! (did you?)

without this concent, no big company will release such data.

but if they want ur financial data they can ask for a W2!!!

Iknow of a case where the comittee conducted a verification before releasing the result!!!
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 12:44
Hello guys,

Do I have to indicate company's contact number and person in KRoll's application, or they will reach our them without my help?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 15:30
I was wrong

It seems that these guys can get all possible employment info of the subject!!!
They may have a problem with trying to get bonuses....cos that is related to ur performance and takes many different forms!
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2011, 23:19
Guys,

In my application which was submitted on jan 3, I have indicated salary expectation rather than actual figures, as well as the budgeted bonus for the upcoming year, discrepancy is not very small. What shall I do ? any ideas?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 21:11
I worried about this exact thing. On the Kroll form I put my actual earnings number. If that number matches what they find out then there is no problem. Also remember, the school does not want to turn you away. So if there is something they want to question you about they will, not just rescind your admission offer. Ross explained that little things such as a few months on date or a few thousand on earnings are not even grounds to call me for.

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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2011, 21:54
tigerbeck wrote:
I worried about this exact thing. On the Kroll form I put my actual earnings number. If that number matches what they find out then there is no problem. Also remember, the school does not want to turn you away. So if there is something they want to question you about they will, not just rescind your admission offer. Ross explained that little things such as a few months on date or a few thousand on earnings are not even grounds to call me for.

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So it's ok to have a lil mismatch on kroll's application and mba application?
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2011, 06:23
Kroll doesn't have an application--they just ask for your name and SSN then they get the rest with their own research. If there's a huge discrepancy or they have trouble getting ahold of one of your employers they'll contact you. Just make sure whatever you put on your application is as close to accurate as possible.
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Re: KRoll background check [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2011, 06:27
emont wrote:
Kroll doesn't have an application--they just ask for your name and SSN then they get the rest with their own research. If there's a huge discrepancy or they have trouble getting ahold of one of your employers they'll contact you. Just make sure whatever you put on your application is as close to accurate as possible.


emont is pretty much right on the money and I had similar experience with kroll. Some people have different experience because:

1. Different schools ask kroll for different areas to check
2. Each employer has different policies regarding background checks. Some are absolutely set on limiting access to employee info, other than basic stuff like length of your employment, etc. (mostly due to HR policy and legal issues)
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