Reduce Potential Hiring Liability by Performing an Employment Criminal Background Check Before Hiring
Employment Criminal Background Check
Employers engage CARCO every day in order to fulfill a sensitive step in the hiring process: an employment criminal background check. Not all companies have a legal obligation to include an employment criminal background check in their hiring process. Nonetheless, it is a wise policy for all, as your company could be subject to liability should you negligently hire an individual, create an unsafe work environment or hire someone who causes harm to the client or general public.
The Need For Pre-Employment Criminal Background Checks
Unfortunately, too many companies – particularly small businesses – overlook this process, choosing instead to move forward based on intuition and personality. Sadly, this can often lead to serious problems within the company, as a candidate who should have never been hired is now draining resources, hurting morale, and exposing the company to liability. While there are costs involved with conducting employment criminal background checks, they are minimal, especially in relation to the potential damages caused by a dishonest candidate. There has been an onslaught of negligent hiring cases, awarding hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars to victims.
Performing a proper employment criminal background check can help you filter out potential problems and help you establish a defense to negligent hiring should a criminal act occur after hiring. Many employers opt to conduct a full employee background check, viewing it as a form of insurance, helping to protect them from litigious employees, clients and customers.
Assessing a Candidate’s Background
Upon receiving the employment criminal background check report, you will have the ability to assess the applicant’s background, criminal history and potential risk. Some job candidates may have very complex backgrounds, and engaging CARCO to conduct a robust background check can save you both time and money.
CARCO’s Employment Criminal Background Check
CARCO’s criminal background checks are the most robust and reliable because we:
- Conduct multiple repository searches for your protection.
- Adhere to the many, ever-changing background screening laws.
- Employ the most comprehensive search methodology.
- Report a minimum of 7 years of criminal background history.
- Re-verify all information developed and deemed as “adverse”.
Contact Us Today
We invite you to call our offices today at 866-557-5984 and speak with one of our investigative experts. We can discuss your needs and help you quickly design an employment criminal background check program to meet your requirements, budget and legal obligations.