This curious question could have referred to any aspect of your life. There are just so many things about your past that you may not have known about. To know these things about yourself, your past, takes you into the present and certainly to your future. What an enriching experience in knowing at least a little something about your cultural background. It is your heritage. It is your legacy.
Presently, it’s more important to at least know a little something about your financial and, in turn, your employment history. The longer you’ve been a productive citizen, the more challenging it may prove to be. How to remember everything that might have happened when you first started working? And the amazing thing is that they seem to know more about you! It’s actually quite intimidating how background screening works these days.
And maybe you’ve come to experience this too. It’s no longer about digging up dirt about your employment history. Not that anyone is deliberately willing themselves to do so. They need to be sure and safe as well. Speaking of which. Speaking of being safe. If you’re setting up a business of your own, as many of you should be doing, your bank will want to know that you’re in a safe and healthy position to repay the start-up capital they may have provided you with.
And these days, your local municipal authorities and trade associations will want to know if your business is going to be safe for the public, both commercial and private. There should be no blemishes on your business’s housekeeping and risk management records. They’ll need to know why you may have received summonses and fines in the past. Knowing your background is in the best interests of everyone.