Job offer contingent on background checks??
edited 3 July at 8:20PM in Employment, Jobseeking & Training
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So I have the signed employment contract but as stated in the terms it says offer is contingent to passing the background checks, conducted by a third party company.
Now, reading online people have strongly advised to not hand in the notice until you know 100% you have that job and passed all those background checks. People have been left jobless and offers were withdrawn as a result of third party company's error on their background checks. But, how does one wait until all checks are passed if the background check also includes obtaining a reference from the current employer? And with the current employer not knowing you are looking for a job elsewhere?
I have a provisional start date and there will be a group of us starting together so waiting and pushing back the date does not seem like an option. It also stated if the background checks take too long then they have the right to withdraw the offer. I am very eager to work at the new company but I do not want to be left jobless. Any advice?