Pre-Employment Screening: When Background Checks Make Headlines
“The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers…according to an Associated Press investigation and a new federal watchdog report.” — AP 11/28/18
No employer wants the kind of attention that negative news story headlines can generate. And yet, there are always two sides to the story. As the recent AP article points out, cost overruns at the migrant camps “could cost taxpayers more than $430 million”. Certainly, the cost of pre-employment background screening is a factor every business and organization must consider. And while most experts agree that the costs are offset by long-term savings (the chief factor being reduced turnover), creating a pre-employment background screening process that is budget-wise and legally prudent is an ongoing challenge.
Best Practices for Pre-Employment Background Screening
As the pre-employment background screening solutions provider for several Fortune 500 companies, we offer comprehensive background screening options that meet the highest standards. Employers know they can rely on us to obtain the information they need to make the best hiring decisions.
On one hand, some of our clients choose to utilize only the most common background checks. For example, they could choose Social Security Trace, Employment Verification, Credit Report, and Drug Screening. On the other hand, others avail themselves of more comprehensive background screenings. Education and Credential Verification are crucial in certain industries; in others, failing to include Homeland Security, Federal Contract Exclusion, International Criminal Records, or Sexual Offender Registry checks may be considered a negligent hiring practice.
With more than 25 years of experience in providing pre-employment background screening services, we work with employers to manage costs while getting the most comprehensive and legally insulating checks they need to select the best candidates. Many clients find that they save time and money because of our integration with common applicant tracking systems. Screening services are then available due to the budgeted money.
Learn More About Background Checks Making Headlines
To learn more about how your company can be both fiscally responsible and ensure that it meets the best background screening practices, contact us.
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