While it is becoming more of a standard practice to conduct background checks prior to offering a job candidate an offer, there can still be mixed feelings from the applicant.
Some job applicants can perceive background checks as the precursor to being micro managed or watched once they actually begin to work at your store or company. That can make a difference in some of the applicants who would apply for a job opening. Not every applicant who wants to avoid pre-employment screening does so because they have something to hide. Sometimes they just want to ensure their drive and innovation will be put to good use and not squelched under a barrage of regulations and managerial control.
If you need those types of creative and innovative employees, you do not want them turned off before they are even hired.
That being said, the solution is not in forgoing background checks. The answer is in properly explaining the advantages that the employee will benefit from.
The number one benefit is safety. You (as the employer) are doing everything you can to provide a safe working environment. By eliminating employees with past criminal offenses that include violence or theft, you are securing the workplace for your employees.
Secondly, by verifying pervious work experience, your employees have a better chance of working beside other employees who actually know what they say they do. One of the biggest workplace complaints is that co-workers are inept. If they had lied on their resume to get a job they were unqualified for, they will eventually show their deficit in their job performance.
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