I'd say the date of presentation or public notice.
However, you probably don't need to be any more specific than giving the year you received the award. That and the name of the award (and the awarding body) should be more than sufficient for a background check.
Can the company who I have received the offer from rescind the offer from omitting that?
If they want or consider it, yes they can.
It is not clear yet what exact mistake you made in your resume, but whatever it were, I suggest you contact the company and tell them that you noticed some errors in your resume and send them the correct version (if you still ...
Go ahead and accept conditional job offers, until you have an unconditional and confirmed offer in hand.
A conditional job offer is not a guaranteed one - there is no reason to consider it as one, most likely the other party (the company offering the job) is not.
However, once you have accepted an unconditional offer and have it signed and sealed, you ...
I there a risk the background check company tells one company that I have accepted an offer from another company?
There is always a risk depending on how extensive of a background check either of the companies have asked the background check company to perform. To prevent such incidents in the future, you should not simultaneously accept multiple job ...
Since you only have to pay for it if you get the job you might as well not worry about it.
Whether it's normal or not, if you argue with the employer over this, you risk losing your chance at getting the job.
So what if you lose $100, or whatever it is, if in return you are getting a job which should hopefully pay you at least twice that per day.
As to ...
Depends on the place you're working at. My expectation is that a very large company would be able to absorb the cost of the background/drug tests. On the flip side, a very small company, such as a small family owned shop, would need to pay for the background services and may ask employees to absorb the cost. It may also be indicative of a very high turn over ...
they are going to make me pay for the background check out of my first
paycheck if I am hired. Is this a normal practice?
It's not common in my experience in the US.
I have never had to pay for a background check. Nor has any company where I have worked required new hires to reimburse the cost of background checks. But I've always worked in the software ...
In general, when someone claims to offer you a job, but asks you to pay to anyone to get the job, it’s a scam. Most likely the job doesn’t exist. Especially if they didn’t do any proper interviews, nothing where they invested time, then its 100% a scam.
If not a scam, it’s still so unusual that you would refuse to pay.