Types Of Screening
Elements of a Background Check
• 50 State Sex Offender Search
• Multi-Jurisdictional Records Search (National)
• County Criminal Records Search (Each)
You should then consider the person's role and function in your organization and whether it is critical to include additional searches in the background check. Our screening specialists can provide guidance on which additional searches may be necessary.
Reasons to Screen
#1 - You Must Avoid Legal Liability
If you fail to check the background and history of an employee and that employee hurts someone in the workplace, your company could be held liable. Negligent hiring lawsuits happen all the time and employers pay big money.
#2 - Validate the Applicant's Skills
Just because a job applicant claims that they are qualified for something or experienced in a certain field doesn’t mean that it’s true. Use NATSB’s Employment and Education Verifications, reference checks, and license verifications to validate their claims.
#3 - To Prevent Office Violence
Violence in the workplace carries enormous cost and risk. Not only does it potentially expose your staff to physical harm, but it disrupts your company’s operations and your pocketbook. While doing an extensive background check doesn’t guarantee a new employee won’t act violently, it’s one of the most effective and preventative measures you can take.
#4 - Avoiding Employee Theft
A large percentage of the people who steal items from the companies for which they work have a history of doing so. Checking an employee’s background can reveal whether a prospective hire has been fired or convicted of theft in the past.
#5 - Avoiding Nuisance Lawsuits
There are people who apply for jobs, secure a position and then sue the company that has hired them. It may take the form of a worker’s compensation claim. You can find out whether a job applicant has a history of filing these types of lawsuits.