My BB made me submit the application online. I assume its sourced through a 3rd party. So how long until this whole thing is done? I start work in about 1 month and 2 weeks.
But I think they mail relocation bonuses about a month before work starts.
How Long Do Background Checks Take?
Depending on the complexity of your check, for example, if you lived and worked abroad, it can take anywhere from two to six weeks to complete your background check. Keep in mind they are done by private firms and not Human Resources so they most likely won't know the answer any sooner than you.
Watch this video by HireRight explaining how background checks work.
User @Feinstein explains:
Usually, these background checks aren't done by HR. They are contracted out to a firm like Kroll or First Advantage. If they haven't contacted you yet, let sleeping dogs lie. Everyone's background has complexities -- you'll only get flagged if it's egregiously off (like you claimed you were CEO of a firm instead of an SA), and in any case, the background check agency will ask you for an explanation before they return the results to HR.
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