All Employment Criminal Records Checks Available For Employment Screening Background Checks
Costly litigation and insurance claims against a business or organization can occur if the employer fails to conduct an adequate pre-employment criminal history background check. Hiring people that bring harm to the public, fellow employees or the company can be one of the costliest mistakes a business can make.
A 2014 Bureau of Justice Statistics report looked at recidivism and found that “two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years, and three-quarters (76.6 percent) were arrested within 5 years.”
However, an interesting study conducted by Carnegie-Mellon University determined that people with most types of criminal records who had remained arrest free for eight years or more were no more likely to commit a crime than those who had never been arrested. Click Here
If, after conducting an employment background check, a business or other organization hires or offers a volunteer position to an individual with a history of certain criminal convictions, the employer may find themselves liable for negligent hiring.
Not all employment screening services background checks are the same.
A quality pre-employment background screening check must first have the means of determining where the applicant has actually lived. Often, a very different address history than the one supplied by the applicant.
Our social security address history trace determines an applicant’s address history going back several years.
Then, the background check must able to search the maze of county, state and federal criminal record repositories to find and report accurate information to the employer.
For an example of an 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.
A thorough employment background search may prove to be an employer’s best defense in a negligent hiring lawsuit.
Employers and Licensees are urged to consult with their legal and insurance advisors concerning the potential for lawsuits and the importance of conducting a proper and FCRA compliant criminal history employment screening background check.
HOW TO CONDUCT A CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK