Why Do Background Checks?
The traditional approach to recruiting and hiring a prospective employee is to focus on applications, interviews, resumes, skills tests and other “traditional” screening techniques. An employer who is interviewing applicants for employment has an obvious need to know fundamental facts about an individual’s background that may play a major role in their job, or put the company in jeopardy.
The standard source for obtaining information on a job applicant is quickly becoming unavailable. Defamation lawsuits lodged by an applicant against a former employer are on the rise, and have virtually shut off the transference of useful information from former employer to prospective employer. Interviewing also has its limitations.
The solution is a comprehensive legal search of your prospective employees’ background. There are numerous reasons why background checks should be included in your company’s standard practices:
- Over 50% of all resumes contain false or misleading information.
- Turnover cost of hiring, training and dismissal of an unacceptable employee can easily reach 50% of their yearly salary.
- Negligent hiring lawsuits
- Wrongful discharge lawsuits
- Defamation lawsuits
- Lawsuits by injured 3rd parties
- Employee lawsuits for unsafe environment, violent behavior and sexual harassment
- A background check reduces the risk of hiring someone who could pose a threat to your business, and typically costs less than 1% of your hiring expense.
Our Background Checks:
The misconception that a background check is a single document in some online system causes many employers to opt for quick and cheap searches, which only leads to a false sense of security. A comprehensive and thorough background check is a compilation of data from a variety of sources and cannot be produced instantly. Our access to a network of professional field agents and court records across the nation, along with a multitude of agencies & private sources, allows us to give you the most complete and accurate background reports available today. All of our court searches are fresh. Information is never pulled from an aged database. If necessary, we will have a field agent visit the necessary courthouse, pull the files, write a report, and send it back. In addition, all “hits” are screened for accuracy, and all reports are in compliance with federal, state and industry standards.
Our online ordering and retrieval system is extremely user-friendly and addresses every aspect of the screening process. Your account is available 24/7 to place orders and view results. The system allows you to view status reports, track the progress of your order, and view the completed portions of reports that are still in process. Furthermore, our system can be seamlessly integrated with any applicant tracking/recruiting system.
Adhering to state and federal employment laws can be complicated. Advance Screening will provide the necessary information and procedures to help your business stay compliant. We maintain a library of documents and forms that take you from account set-up, to applicant processing, to adverse action compliance if employment is denied. Advance Screening places the highest priority on protecting both you and your applicants’ personal information, maintaining the highest levels of privacy.