BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RESUME VERIFICATIONS PROTECT EMPLOYERS:
Recent studies show that 75 percent of all resumes contain some form of falsification and that 89 percent are misleading. Even though the numbers alone make the case for background checks and resume verification, employers often forego them. When they do, this negligence can come back to haunt them. Not long ago, a prestigious university made the news when it was discovered that their admissions officer had allegedly lied about her educational background, and had not received the degrees that she had claimed. In the most tragic cases, workplace violence has claimed innocent lives.
*Pre-employment screening and background checks prove due diligence, and so can prevent lawsuits claiming negligent hiring.
*By screening out unqualified applicants, employers can save time and money otherwise wasted by recruiting, hiring, and training the wrong applicants.
The type of screening that best serves you often depends upon the industry in which you work. (See Side Bar)
Once you make the decision to do pre-employment screening, how do you go about selecting the right company to do background checks?
1) Look for a well-established company that has a proven track record in both quality and accuracy.
2) Make sure that they guarantee confidentiality.
3) Check to see that they employ licensed investigators and provide you with the opportunity to speak to a live researcher.
4) Select a company that does both domestic and international searches, and that does hands-on court research in the United States.
Let Private Eyes, Inc. provide a risk assessment for your company to ensure that the your pre-employment screening covers every aspect that is appropriate to your industry.