What is Criminal Background Checks & Screening?
Criminal Background Checks & Screening helps eliminate uncertainties in the hiring process, provides due diligence and helps pick the best suited applicant for the job. Running a social security search and criminal background check in the hiring process helps prevent negligent hiring lawsuits and promotes an atmosphere of safety for all employees. In this day and age, an employer has an obligation to maintain a safe working environment for all its employees, and performing certain background checks before hiring helps achieve this. Employers who actively screen their applicants before hiring also face less liability in the event of a workplace accident or crime. Pre-employment screening is a primary way of eliminating or minimizing negligent hiring liability. Negligent hiring lawsuits have found many employers responsible for their employees’ actions even when an employee is not working at the time of the crime. Negligent hiring lawsuits have cost companies millions of dollars, and have even pushed some companies into bankruptcy. If protecting your company and your employees are important, implementing a solid, consistent employment screening solution is the only way to go.