Who would you rather have working for you? Someone who is responsible and alert? Or someone who is reckless with themselves and others? Yep, someone who is responsible is the ideal employee. Conducting a background check is a good way to decipher if an applicant is responsible.
If someone has been in criminal, financial or legal trouble, they have been reckless with themselves. For whatever reason, they did not hold themselves to a higher standard. By comparison, someone who has stayed out of trouble has been more responsible for themselves and their actions.
If a future employee has not proven to be responsible for themselves, why would we believe that they would miraculously be responsible with others? An extension would be that they might not be diligent in protecting the store, your customers and your other employees from accidents.
Creating a safe work environment takes the responsibility of each and every employee in your business. They are the ones that will quickly respond to a spill or a wet floor. They will report or repair broken fixtures or ladders.
A background check won’t tell you who is a safe person, they will only tell you about the ones that have previously engaged in unsafe behaviors. Pre- employment screening that shows results of violence or neglect are not employees who will generally create a safe environment.
There is a difference between not creating an issue and creating a safe environment. You want the employees who are going to take that extra step to keep themselves and everyone around them safe.
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