Find Employee Background Checks

When you have a need for employee background checks and you are shopping different sites, make certain to investigate fully. To help you make a choice, we have assembled this list of facts for you to consider when buying employee background checks.

  • Make sure that you are getting an actual criminal record check from the state or county. No matter what you are told “database” checks are not accurate or up to date. We can do database serches but our clients want accurate information.
  • What is the turn around speed? 48 hours or less is standard. Hint: “database” criminal checks are “instant”
  • Be sure that there is service beyond the report.

These are the basic but important issues. Sincerely I expect that our check list helps you succeed. In case you are looking for greater detail you could call Loss Prevention Systems at 1.770.426.0547 and we can help. You may find useful many of the other posts on this blog that further explain . As you search around, visit trusted information sources and be careful that the information you read about employee background checks is written by someone who know what they are talking about.

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True Story Illustrates Why You Should Use An Expert For Background Checks

Here is a story that illustrates why using an expert for your pre hire background checks is a wise practice.

We were recently contacted by one of our clients and asked to conduct an investigation into a suspected embezzlement/theft by one of their employees.  During the course of the investigation, we discovered that the person of interest had been arrested and charged with seven counts of Credit Card Fraud, had been fined and served probation.

The individual had been hired as a temp-to-perm through a staffing agency that conducts employee background checks using a commercial database provider which is very unreliable. This commercial database provider returned “No Record Found”, not only missing the Credit Card Fraud, but also two separate instances of bad checks.

The employee admitted misappropriating more than $10,000 of the company’s money by manipulating the accounting.

It is always a good idea to conduct new employee background checks when an employee comes on board. Do not depend on a staffing company to do a thorough job.

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Why Get A Criminal Background Check On Potential Hires

What results can an employer expect to find in a pre-employment criminal background check?

The first decision an employer must make in requesting a criminal background check is to determine how broad the search should be: national, statewide, or at the county level.  There is currently no national criminal record search available, except in very limited situations when an FBI fingerprint check is required.  The results of such a check take from 4 to 6 weeks to be returned to the inquirer.

A statewide search is broad, but can miss some crimes, as the statewide repository information is made up of arrests and dispositions reported by the various courts in the state, some of which may not report regularly if at all.  A county check is thorough and detailed, but will not uncover crimes committed in other counties or jurisdictions.  Not all statewide repositories are equal: some are limited as to years reported, severity of the crimes reported, and whether there has been a conviction or not.  Some do not report pending cases.  It pays to be aware of the limitations of the repositories that are used for the criminal check.

The FCRA, the agency that regulates the background industry, allows background screening companies to report all convictions revealed by the check; arrests with dispositions other than convictions may only be reported back seven years.

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