Employers of all sizes are now conducting pre hire employment screening of some type and are looking at several areas. The obvious ones are:
A criminal background check probably comes to mind at or near top of the list. Banking institutions or retailers seeking to hire individuals who will be handling potentially thousands of dollars per day want to be sure there is no record of theft and so on.
A driving records check obviously makes good sense if an employee will be using a company vehicle. A bad record will cause insurance rates to soar.
A credit check will give a great idea of how a person manager their money which will translate into many roles across many industries. A bad manager at home will not likely do miracles at work.
A public records check will show court record like bankruptcies, lawsuits and judgments that could be unwanted baggage for the employer.
Worker’s compensation claims checks are gaining popularity. There are individuals who have a pattern of filing claims wherever they work and again it is possible to avoid potential problems there.
One reason to conduct employment screening employers may not consider, but could possibly rank at the top of the list is to avoid a negligent hiring lawsuit. If an employee harms others intentionally on the job and it is found that the employer did not conduct pre employment screening on the individual and that they had a violent past… this makes the employer liable in the eyes of the plaintiffs and their legal representation.
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