Employment Background Checks For The Automotive Industry

Auto Dealers, parts distributors, automotive service centers and repair shops all have the same risks from undesirable employees.

Vehicle thefts and parts thefts arising from the collusion of a “Get Ready” employee with key access or a dealership manager, title clerk, cashier, parts clerk, F&I  or sales person can result in major inventory losses in dealerships.

Losses arising out of employee or manager theft, embezzlement, credit card fraud, harassment, workplace violence and other crimes can bring costly and even disastrous financial consequences to a dealership, it’s employees and it’s reputation.

Dealers know the cost of a “Bad Hire” is incalculable….

FBI statistics reveal that the overwhelming majority of all vehicle thefts from dealerships are connected by some aspect of employee involvement.

These facts alone dramatically illustrate the need for a thorough and comprehensive pre-employment background screening program that includes a quality nationwide state and Federal criminal record background check for all applicants.

New car dealers were some of the first businesses to understand the risk management value of a serious employment screening program. They identified employment screening as the most important first step to be taken to reduce the costs associated with hiring people that might bring claims, litigation and other avoidable losses and expenses to their businesses.

National Employment Screening evolved from the risk management services provided by Dealers Insurance Services.

By providing insurance, bonding and risk management services to new car dealers for over 25 years, we gained automotive industry experience that identified the many unique loss control challenges faced by new car dealers.

We began National Employment Screening in 2002 as a dedicated separate business designed to serve the employment screening background check aspect of the risk management needs of the automotive industry nationwide. 

Clearly, a quality employment background check screening program is an employer’s first line of defense in avoiding losses altogether.

And, sometimes it provides the best and perhaps only defense in a negligent hiring claim.

Dealers also know that “Word” gets around….

Human resources departments at dealerships with a thorough pre-employment background check program find that applicants with a serious criminal record are less likely to apply at a their dealerships. They won’t waste their time or yours.

Conversely, human resources professionals know that dealerships that provide a safe and stable working environment attract the best employees. Employees that are proud to work with other well screened employees.

Fast Turn Around Times

Hiring is competitive.

Fast background check results are an absolute necessity for fast hiring decisions.

Our job is to help you quickly identify the right people to hire for your dealership.

Our new car dealer clients demand faster turn around times and more accurate and in-depth results than those being provided by the major data companies.
Moreover, they needed a business solutions partner that provided them with assistance in maintaining compliance with the many complex and frequently changing state and Federal laws governing the employment screening process

Employment Screening Solutions

Our FCRA compliant employment screening services provide the most effective first step in risk management loss prevention services for your dealership.

A quality employment screening program reduces the likelihood of expensive negligent hiring and other employment practices liability lawsuits.

Pre-employment screening helps reduce workplace accidents. And, workers’ comp claims screening can help in assigning employees to jobs where injury is unlikely.

Pre-employment screening protects employees and the public from possible violence.

Our instant driving records means you can determine in seconds whether or not to proceed with the time and expense of the hiring process.

Our criminal record Smart Search Plus® has become the industry standard for dealership employment screening. A truly superior criminal record background check that also includes a check of Federal criminal records.

Federal, State, County, and database criminal record checks
Employment screening criminal records checks 

Most criminal records checks do not include this important check of Federal criminal records, which includes up to 10% of all criminal activity.

Many crimes such as embezzlement, credit card fraud, internet sex crimes, tax and bank fraud and many other crimes are prosecuted in the Federal criminal system and will not appear in the state or county criminal record checks included in most criminal record background checks.

For an example of a real franchised dealership  applicant with a Federal criminal record but no state or county arrest record, Click Here.

This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records.

Give us a call.
You will find that we know your business. 

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