Background Check Companies Are Not All Equal

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Background Check Companies Are Not All Equal
Have you ever hired a new member for your team and realized sooner than later that you made a terrible mistake?  Sometimes it can be that they flip the switch back on and show their true attitude they were able to hide from you in the interview process.  Sometimes they can talk the talk, but they turn out to be lazy and unwilling to learn to do the job the right way.  When somebody wants a job bad enough they can conceal their worst attributes in order to get money to put in the bank.  The good news is you can counsel or retrain the “bad” out of some employees.  The bad news comes when you realize you didn’t use a quality background check company and you have to deal with a criminal.  Most companies find this out too late, after the damage has been done.  Employee background checks are truly one of the most important tasks you can complete before making a job offer to a prospective new hire.  
When you commit to performing pre-employment screenings, you have to make sure you are utilizing a company that is going to give you accurate results.  A medical office recently made a terrible discovery that could have been avoided if they had chosen a better background check company than they did.  Their accountants and lawyers were taking a weekend to audit the books of the medical office when they started seeing that the numbers were not adding up.  After some deep diving and investigating, they figured out it was their newest employee that was into the thick of some serious missing cash.  They were short $55,000.  Not only were they shocked that she was stealing from them; they were also blown away by the news that this young woman was on parole for embezzlement from her previous employer, where she had plead guilty to stealing $250,000.  The hiring manager confirmed that they used “some background check company we found on the internet.”  
If you don’t employ a reputable partner in performing pre-employment screenings, you may find yourself in a similar situation.  You have to be able to rely on employee background checks that are more than just name based searches.  It is not enough to pop someone’s name into a search engine and just wait and see what comes up about them.  It is also not enough that their name doesn’t appear on the local or national sex offender registry.  The truth is many first offenders are not listed on their state’s department of corrections website.  You need a company that is going to perform a thorough check of the potential new hire’s background and verify they have the experience, education, and clean criminal record they claim to have.  You owe it to yourself as the owner or manager of a reputable business to hire the best and most qualified people in your hiring pool.  You also owe it to your customers and your staff to provide a safe environment for them to shop and work in.  Imagine having to explain to your other employees or even to your investors that you made the decision to hire someone with a criminal history.  It is so not worth it.  
Choosing a reliable background check company is important and we can help you with it.  Call 1.770.426.0547 and let’s talk!

Have you ever hired a new member for your team and realized sooner than later that you made a terrible mistake? Sometimes it can be that they flip the switch back on and show their true attitude they were able to hide from you in the interview process. Sometimes they can talk the talk, but they turn out to be lazy and unwilling to learn to do the job the right way. When somebody wants a job bad enough they can conceal their worst attributes in order to get money to put in the bank. The good news is you can counsel or retrain the “bad” out of some employees. The bad news comes when you realize you didn’t use a quality background check company and you have to deal with a criminal. Most companies find this out too late, after the damage has been done. Employee background checks are truly one of the most important tasks you can complete before making a job offer to a prospective new hire.  

When you commit to performing pre-employment screenings, you have to make sure you are utilizing a company that is going to give you accurate results. A medical office recently made a terrible discovery that could have been avoided if they had chosen a better background check company than they did. Their accountants and lawyers were taking a weekend to audit the books of the medical office when they started seeing that the numbers were not adding up. After some deep diving and investigating, they figured out it was their newest employee that was into the thick of some serious missing cash. They were short $55,000. Not only were they shocked that she was stealing from them; they were also blown away by the news that this young woman was on parole for embezzlement from her previous employer, where she had plead guilty to stealing $250,000. The hiring manager confirmed that they used “some background check company we found on the internet.”  

If you don’t employ a reputable partner in performing pre-employment screenings, you may find yourself in a similar situation. You have to be able to rely on employee background checks that are more than just name based searches. It is not enough to pop someone’s name into a search engine and just wait and see what comes up about them. It is also not enough that their name doesn’t appear on the local or national sex offender registry. The truth is many first offenders are not listed on their state’s department of corrections website. You need a company that is going to perform a thorough check of the potential new hire’s background and verify they have the experience, education, and clean criminal record they claim to have. You owe it to yourself as the owner or manager of a reputable business to hire the best and most qualified people in your hiring pool. You also owe it to your customers and your staff to provide a safe environment for them to shop and work in. Imagine having to explain to your other employees or even to your investors that you made the decision to hire someone with a criminal history. It is so not worth it.  

Choosing a reliable background check company is important and we can help you with it. Call 1.770.426.0547 and let’s talk!

 

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