Are You Conducting Complete Background Checks?

Hiring new employees is never an easy task, but it is something that every employer has to do. While many businesses run background checks on potential new hires, if you are only conducting a local or state check, you could be putting your business at risk. The following will help you understand what you should include in your pre-screening process.

LiveScan Fingerprinting

LiveScan fingerprinting provides you with a national fingerprint check from the Department of Justice and the FBI. Unlike state checks, this type of fingerprinting provides you with a national background check. This means you will be able to determine if your potential hire has committed crimes in other states that could have an impact on your business.

Drug Screen

Drug screening potential candidates is an important consideration for every business. Drug use has been proven to cause decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and tardiness, and more on the job accidents. By performing a drug screen you can skip over potential candidates who may have a drug use or abuse problem, and this ensures you are maintaining a safe work environment for your other employees and customers.

Employment Verification

Today’s job market is competitive, and candidates know it. As a result, resume padding has become a serious problem for employers. An employment verification will verify all of the information provided on a resume, including education, job experience, references, licenses and certifications, and previous employment records. Verifying all of this information will ensure you are hiring a candidate that is truly qualified for the position, rather than someone who altered his or her resume to meet your needs. This will minimize unnecessary training, and ensure the employee can handle the job for which he or she is being hired.

A complete background check may seem unnecessary, but unknown problems in a new hire background can pose significant problems for you and your business. Taking the time to vet the right candidate that meets your needs now has the potential to save your business considerably in the long-term, both in productivity, and preventing liability issues.

If you are interested in conducting complete background checks, please contact us for more information to find out how we can help you protect your business.