Today, nearly 80% of all employers, big and small, perform some form of pre-employment background check on job applicants. But why?
You have a duty to perform due diligence, which avoids liability. For example, if you don't run a background check on a person, and hire them for a truck driver position - and they get into an accident while on the job. It turns out that your employee had a history of DUIs. Because you didn't do your due diligence and run a background check to make sure this person was a fit candidate for the truck driver job, you could be held liable for the accident.
You've worked hard building your business. Why give a criminal or untrustworthy person access to your company's assets, equipment - or even access to your customers! A background check highlights an individuals's criminal history that could make someone a danger to your other employees and/or clients, and could reveal that they are unreliable, untrustworthy, or otherwise unsuitable person for hiring.
Many employees put a lot of stock in maintaining a drug-free workplace. Running background checks can help to flag applicants who have been slapped with drug charges in the recent past, whether for distribution or possession. You can also supplement the pre-employment background check with a drug test, to eliminate current users from your applicant pool. It's the best way to establish a zero-tolerance anti-drug policy at work from the very beginning.
Employment screening processes don't have to be long, stressful, and expensive. National Background Screening can make the process short, worry free and affordable.
We strive to help business owners develop a solid background screening strategy so they can be successful. We will work to improve employee retention, productivity, organization, company culture, and employee relations. Find out how we can help you and your business today!
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