Why should’t I do background checks myself?

  Why do I need Loss Prevention Systems to conduct a pre-employment background checks when I could do some of this myself?
  • A Background Check Company does the work for you, on time and quickly.
  • We understand and abide by the extensive and ever changing Federal, State and Local government laws and regulations.
  • We search actual court house records for criminal histories. Many background check companies use commercial databases that are not complete, do not have current information and in most cases do not have any real information
  • Would you want to know if the applicant is a registered sex offender? If you own a daycare center or other company where children are at this is important information. But this also applies to your employee’s safety. Having a male sex offender working with a woman could cause you extensive risk. How would you feel if something were to happen you could have prevented. By the way, the laws do not allow a defense of “I did not know”. As an employer you have an obligation to know.
  • Does your company employ drivers? A motor vehicle check could uncover a suspended license and prior traffic convictions. Do you want a driver with your name on his uniform driving your vehicle on a suspended or revoked license?
  • We have tools to uncover details that an applicant may be trying to hide from you such as previous employers they do not want you to see. Did you know that one of the most lied about items on resumes and applications are the dates of employment?
  • In special investigative cases we can dig even deeper into a candidate’s background. In many instances the tools we use can give us so much information it can be overwhelming. In those special investigation we can give you the raw data or we can sort through it for you.
  • Loss Prevention Systems sticks with you throughout the process. Do not understand what all of those criminal charges mean? We can help you with that.
  • Need a rejection letter because the candidate did not meet your background check standards? We provide that template to you.
  • Want your background checks FAST? How about same day or next day turnaround as the norm for most checks.
  • Want to talk to a real person where you are not just some account number? In fact we do not even have account numbers. We have clients that we know by name and their changing needs. Loss Preventions goal is to be your partner and stand with you. When you call or email us you reach the same person that knows who YOU are.
  • Our software platform is state of the art. We are connected in some cases directly to the government databases that provide criminal records. This eliminates the middleman and gives us much more reliable information.
  • If we see something suspicious we let you know. This give YOU control over your background investigations.

Employment Screening

Normally as an investigator, I take on employee theft investigations only when large or repetitive cash shortages or merchandise discrepancies appear. It is not very common to look at small dollar employee theft cases.
There is a growing trend among many small businesses and low volume stores that is a concerning. It is the theft of small cash wrap items caused by internal theft. Most of these employees are cashiers, so they are close to these items throughout the course of their normal shift.
We are seeing many employees taking small items at the register such as a pack of gum or a candy bar. Sometimes it might be a drink from the store’s coolers. Often, the employee simply forgets to have someone ring up those purchases because they were distracted after taking the item.
They take the items while they are on the clock, which is why they get distracted easily when a customer comes up to pay, or the manager is busy elsewhere in the store.
It might only happen once, or it might be a few times before this employee realizes that no one caught his or her mistake. No one noticed that the pack of gum or the soda was never paid for. It is in that moment that the employee then realizes that no one will have caught the loss and will continue to take those items because they know that no one is watching. This activity will then lead in many cases to larger thefts.
For more information on employee theft, employee theft investigation or internal theft contact us or call 1.770.426.0547 – Atlanta Georgia

Social Traces – Employment Background Checks

You probably know what background checks are… you might have even had one run on you. But do you really know what it means? And if you’re in HR assisting with your company’s hiring management… do you know what you’re asking for when you use a service for “Background checks”? How about “social trace”? Ever heard of that? No, it’s not a new thing on Facebook or Twitter. It’s a check that’s run on an individual’s social security number that allows you to know what states the person has lived in and what other names they could have used. Sometimes, we get a red flag because a female’s maiden name wasn’t listed and pops up as an alias, which is pretty common and obviously nothing to worry about… but other times, we get a red flag on a social trace because the individual has used entirely different aliases—not misspellings, completely different names! We see it all around here. There’s no telling what a new day will bring. But for you, and your company, trust us when we say that it’s better if we find out first. After all, that’s what we’re here for! And remember, if you’re not running a social security trace on your potential new hires, you could be missing out on crucial information that will keep your workplace environment safe and happy.