You might assume that an employee caught stealing from their previous employer will automatically appear on pre employment screening.
This is not always the case. An employee must be given the chance to prove their innocence in a court of law. If they are convicted and found guilty by those courts, then- and only then- will their crimes be committed to public record.
For the most part, you are right. No matter how thorough the background check experts are, they can only discover so much, based on which reports they are searching.
If it is a rather egregious offense, the basic employee background checks should discover them. However, there are lesser offenses that are just as criminal, but do not show up on pre employment screening. If a company does not prosecute- for whatever reason- an employee’s misdoings will not become public record, therefore not appearing on employee background checks.
This is when background check experts must then do additional employment verifications or search agencies that document employee theft cases. They may charge an additional cost to potential employers to do these additional searches. Depending on the quality of the employees you hire on a regular basis, this may end up being money well spent- compared to hiring a known thief.
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