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Why do a Background Check?

Are You Willing To Risk Your Company To...

  • The Cost of Negligent Hires?

  • Violence in The Work Place?

  • Employee Turnover?

  • Job Related Accidents?

  • Employee Fraud and Theft?

  • Litigation?

  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse?

  • Being Held Liable for the Unknown Facts?

Give Employment Profile the responsibility of authenticating your employment applications and resumes.

Can You Afford Not to?

Failure to perform pre-employment screening could destroy everything a business owner or manager has worked hard to build.  Background checks are a must in today's business climate.

It is your company's responsibility to know the employee.  Employee fraud and theft can weaken or destroy a business.  An employee with a history of violence, drug, or alcohol abuse could cause irreparable damage to a company's reputation. 

Based on the doctrine of "Negligent Hiring", employers may face liability issues.  The company may be liable for damages if the court determines that the employer "knew or should have known" negative facts of an employee's background that should have disqualified that employee from having the job.

For example, an employee with a bad driving record should not be hired as a delivery person and an employee with a sexual assault conviction should not be sent into a customer's home.

It is the employer's responsibility to know the employee. 

Let Employment Profile retrieve the information you need.  We will evaluate it and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

Is Your Applicant Who They Really Say They Are?

There are many stories of fraudulent resumes.  A few famous stories are listed here:
  • Notre Dame football coach George O'Leary resigned after it was revealed that he falsified information about his education and playing career.
  • Janet Cooke, from the Washington Post, was hired with fake educational credentials.  She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for a story that was untrue.  She resigned and the Washington Post returned the prize.
  • Kenneth Lonchar, CFO of Veritas Software Corporation, was fired for stating on his resume that he had a master's degree from Stanford University when, in reality, he did not even have an MBA.

Here's a story about fradulent resumes from News Observer Publications:
Padding Resume Hard to Resist

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Pre-Employment Screening Is A Necessary Research Tool

Pre-employment screening is a necessary research tool.  It is not an invasion of privacy.  The types of information common to a background check are available to the public under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Professional pre-employment screening companies like Employment Profile can do a number of different kinds of background checks.  To learn more, read about the services we provide.

Save Time, Trouble, and Money

While most employees are productive people contributing to a company's success, pre-employment screening is meant to keep out the occasional problem worker who may have a negative incidents in his or her past history.

In the long run, it is less expensive to do a background check than deal with the disruptions to the work place, liability issues, the potential financial loss that may result from hiring the wrong person.

Many employers hurry through the hiring process because they need someone in a position.  But, hiring without the proper pre-employment screening could result in serious problems that cost more time, trouble and money.

Let Employment Profile retrieve the information you need to make the right decision for your business.  Hire smart!  Background checks are a must in today's business climate.

A Few Additional Links

Department of Justice Press Releases

More than 5.6 Million U.S. Residents Have Served or are Serving Time in State or Federal Prisons
Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Fraud Statistics

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