A Background Check is the Smart Choice
Bringing on new hires can be a scary and arduous task. Other than a quick review of their online presence, a resume and cover letter, and brief interview, you know very little about your potential hire. A background check offers deeper insight into your running candidate and gives you peace of mind when it comes to your other employees and the reputation of your company. While a background check can’t prevent or predict any future incidents, it is one step closer to hiring a great employee.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the most common reason employers conduct background checks is for the protection of employees, customers, etc. and it occurs at hiring process only in most cases.
Safety is a major concern for any workplace. The risk of legal liability is obviously a large influence but having a safe work area also ensures productivity and office morale remain high. A background check can help to weed out potential employees who pose a greater risk of causing harm to other employees, organization, the public, and your business. Your organization stands to lose money, good employees, customers, and reputation with a single bad hire.
A background check will help you verify the legitimacy of the candidate’s resume, cover letter, and details drawn out in their interview. A surprising 85% of employers uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a candidate’s resume or job application, according to a 2018 study by HireRight. While discrepancies may happen, which can easily be addressed during an interview or follow up conversation, major misrepresentations are a major red flag!
Other reasons to conduct a background check include law and regulation compliance. For certain jobs, background checks are required. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federally mandated law promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. The law is set in place to protect employers and employees the same. FCRA sets certain parameters when it comes to access to credit reports including: the right to ask for a credit score, the right to know what is in your file, the right to know if your file has been used against you, and many more which can be found here.
Charleston Payroll Background Check
Our background check services will ensure you stay compliant while learning as much as you can about your potential hire. By partnering with national Crime Search, we provide you access with:
- National criminal background searches
- SSN validation and address tracker
- Multi-state sex and violent offenders search
- Employment credit reports
- Healthcare industry search services
- Tenant screening
- Volunteer screening
We are your trusted partner providing services to enhance your workplace and create success for your business. Keep your business, employees, and clients safe with background check services from Charleston Payroll.