I don’t think so. They are not always correct. Not always up-to-date.
For example …
When (Jonathan) West began teaching private lessons at New Orleans Outlaws, last year, (owner) Bonewitz said she conducted a background check and had him take a drug screening. Both came back clean despite the fact that New Orleans police arrested (coach “Johnny”) West in 2011 on suspicion of the alleged rape of a woman.
West also faced a 2012 complaint of sexual abuse involving a 3-year-old in Kenner. But both charges were refused by prosecutors for insufficient evidence, according to authorities. …
Both those previous charges were refused by prosecutors for insufficient evidence, so did not show on his background check.
related – Uber is rolling out ongoing background checks for its drivers
In Canada 10 Steps of Screening are recommended:
- Position – Assignment
- Police Checks
- Orientation and Training
- Support and Supervision
- Follow-up and Feedback