It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life that many applicants are falsifying their resumes, or leaving out information that an employer needs to know. It has been estimated that as much as 30% of information on resumes is misrepresented. Pre-employment screening normally occurs after a company has decided that an applicant is a good prospect and wants to verify that their hiring assessment is correct.
Screening does NOT invade an applicant’s private life. A screening and credentials verification program seeks to confirm what an applicant has done in their public or professional lives, such as previous employment, criminal and court records, credit history, driving records and educational or professional credentials. An employer is entitled to obtain job related information in order to make the best possible hiring decision.
With a program of pre-employment screening and credential verification, a business can reduce its risk of hiring the wrong employees. A business can substantially improve its chances of avoiding hires with false credentials, or who are hiding criminal records. Businesses that pre-screen find that their profitability and productivity increase. They are able to concentrate on their business strength, instead of wasting time, energy, and resources terminating bad employees, fighting lawsuits and putting out fires.
IMPORTANT: Pre-Employment Screening and Credential Verification cannot reasonably be expected to uncover every bad employee. At the prices charged by pre-screening companies, an employer cannot expect to get an exhaustive background check that is guaranteed to uncover every aspect of an applicant to insure that there are no bad hires. But a professional pre-screening program can go a long way to eliminate unnecessary problems that can drain a company of vital resources, and has even caused business to go bankrupt. Many businesses find that just having a pre-screening program eliminates applicants with something to hide.
Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. You will receive individualized attention and excellent service from us. We will provide you with the information that you need in an easy, efficient and timely manner. Our screening process will shield you from negligent hiring lawsuits. It is important to gather all information that could disqualify an applicant from employment, or subject your other employees, clients, or customers to harm. An employer is liable for negligent hiring in a situation where the employee causes harm or damage that could have been prevented if a reasonable background check had been conducted on the person. The injured party could claim that the employer was negligent and contributed to the harm or damage.
Don’t fall into the SCREENING GAP. Give us a call at (252) 215-9184 and let us do the work for you. After 5pm, please call my cell at (252) 864-5456 or email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Bostic, President
M&K Record Researchers
Greenville, North Carolina