If you think conducting a pre-employment background check on an employee isn’t necessary, think again. You could wind up with an employee that steals from you, or from your customers. You could hire someone that is violent or is a possible sex offender. If you don’t do your due diligence, you could be leaving your company open for an expensive negligent hiring lawsuit.
Fortunately, a quality pre-employment background check from Inter-State Investigative Services (IIS) can be a great addition to your loss prevention measures, and provide an added layer of protection from the undesirable actions of others. You may also find that your insurance provider offers a discount on coverage if you do background checks when hiring your employees.
What is important for employers is to know what kind of background check to perform. In some cases, employers may unknowingly be exposing themselves to risk by not being aware of the limitations of some types of criminal background checks. Purchasing INSTANT public records via the internet is not appropriate for potential employee background checks. These databases are just that – databases. Most do not fact check, clean up or refresh their information very often, if ever.
When hiring Inter-State Investigative Services to conduct a pre-employment background check, we ensure a more thorough and accurate civil and criminal background investigation by accessing current information which includes but is not limited to the following:
- County Criminal Records: Uncover misdemeanors and felonies among the more than 3,400 county courts in the U.S.
- State Criminal Records
- National Criminal Records
- Federal Crimes Records
- Sex Offender Registry Search
- Driving Records
- Federal Bankruptcy Records
At Inter-State Investigative Services we also supplement our background checks with a web search which includes social media profiles and a search of newspaper articles nationwide. We also have the ability to verify past employment and education, as well as check references in addition to contacting character witnesses not listed on a potential employee’s application (a key component often overlooked in pre-employment work).
Conducting pre-employment civil and criminal background checks provides benefits to employers as well as the public. If you have questions regarding which kind of background check to conduct to create a safer work place, please contact us at (520) 882-2723 or (602) 358-7759.