Four reasons to hire a pre employment screening service
Within the past year, Dallas has seen an increase in ride-sharing companies. Similar to taxi services, ride-sharing companies like UberX help commuters get to work or meetings without contributing to clogged highways and stubborn rush-hour traffic, or without wear and tear on their vehicles. However, after it was discovered that one of UberX’s drivers had a felony record, the company is working to re-screen all their drivers. They also discovered that the database they had previously used for their corporate screening services may be missing some records, including some county information and federal criminal records. Situations like this are why it’s so important to hire a pre-employment screening service. Your business relies on its employees, and expects them to do their jobs well, but you can’t make a good hiring decision unless you have the full facts of each candidate’s history.
- Your customers are your number one priority. When working in a service environment, repeat customers are your bread and butter. It takes more time and money to get a new customer than it does to retain an existing customer. Therefore, all customers need to feel safe in your employees’ hands, and they can’t feel safe unless they know you have screened candidates thoroughly.
- Tracking down records is a time-consuming process. As a business owner or manager, you have a lot on your plate as it is. It can be difficult to dedicate the time and energy needed to thoroughly dig into a candidate’s background, especially when it involves needing to contact many different levels of government. (You’ll need to make sure you have records at the county, state and federal levels before you make any hiring decisions.)
- Databases aren’t always complete. According to the state, 20 percent of arrests made in 2011 were never reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety. It is state law to send conviction information to the Texas DPS, but some information does slip through the cracks. That doesn’t mean you can’t find a thorough employee criminal history, though.
- Pre-employment screening services have the time and resources. Because of the nature of their work, a pre-employment screening service like Mind Your Business is able to provide clients the most accurate background checks available. This is because they are willing to take the time necessary to track down all the requested information, and they have the means for getting it quickly and more efficiently than an individual could.
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