- Social Security
- Credit Checks
- CORI checks
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A business is only as good as the people they employ and because
of this they’re a reflection on your company as a whole. Safe hiring practices are
instrumental in protecting inventory and reputation, along with the safety of coworkers
and customers alike. Far too often lawsuits and cancellation of liability insurance
are direct results of negligent hiring practices. Damages or injuries incurred by
the misdeeds of an employee on the job can often lead to costly litigation against
the employer and additionally, the havoc wreaked on how your business is perceived
can be far reaching and long lasting. These thoroughly expensive and permanently
devastating circumstances can easily be avoided by taking a few simple precautions.
Properly screening employees not only helps to guarantee a more effective work force,
it also greatly reduces the risks of operating your business.
Since 9/11 the background investigation industry has experienced
dramatic expansion, in the form of both a blessing and a curse. As these services
become more widely used, the demand has imposed large growth on the part of providers
and has given birth to many new companies offering these services. Unfortunately
this boom also leads to a spike in the number of fraudulent and misleading investigators.
Even though cost comparison is very important the type of service and means by which
information is obtained should take precedence. You may be surprised to find that
some of the sources of inaccurate information are not small “mom and pop” operations
but large national corporations. There are many online background check companies
offering to service the entire country and claiming to provide the most up-to-date
information on potential employees. With a little research you will find that there
are numerous examples of what is called data basing. This means that the results
you receive may have been properly acquired at one time but, there is no way of
being assured that the individual of interest didn’t commit a crime since their
database was last updated. There is also no way of determining, with certainty,
how old this data is or if it was accurately obtained in the first place. On the
positive side, demand has given way to innovation in the form of new types of searches
and a broader amount of information you can access.
The Precise Difference
Nowhere are methods of data retrieval more crucial than here in New England. New
Hampshire and Massachusetts both require criminal records to be acquired from the
county court house in which the person resides. New Hampshire only permits criminal
records to be accessed by court clerks and allowing only two ways to procure copies
of this information. The first is a request by mail which is very time consuming
and prompts many employers to hire an individual on a trial period, pending the
outcome of a record search. Though this gives the employer the option to let someone
go if it turns out they have a criminal history it still opens them up to vulnerability,
especially if the employee anticipates a negative outcome from a background check.
The latter option is visiting the courts in person which can be very costly and
labor intensive. To get the information as quickly as possible would require at
least one full time employee devoted strictly to traveling among county courthouses
and usually someone in the office to apply the results. We at Precise Research have
remedied the most daunting aspects of this process to better serve businesses like
you. By taking responsibility over this involved process, we can save your company
money and valuable employee time, which could be better spent elsewhere.
Professional Background Screening: A Small Price to Pay
The person interviewed for this article recommends large database companies because
of their broad service area but, companies such as this do have their down sides.
National companies often base many of their searches on stored data or they hire
a local business such as us and simply charge you a premium over our far lower cost.
For the most accurate and cost efficient research, especially in New Hampshire and
Massachusetts, we recommend going with a local company such as Precise Research,
who have personnel retrieving court data daily. This article does contain some eye
opening facts and statistics, along with important tips to help you achieve your
goals of a safer and more secure work environment.
Download the New York Times article
-Employee theft alone exceeds $400 billion annually
-34% of all application forms contain outright lies about education and
-45% of all resumes contain one or more major fabrication...
-30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.
-College and university registrars report that at least 60% of the verifications
they receive contain falsified information...