A large percentage of employers have always conducted background checks on new employees, but it is important that every company, from the smallest to the largest, conduct a thorough background check before hiring.
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
The latest news on the economy remains a mixed bag, but in some sectors and states the rate of unemployment has declined.
Payrolls grew in 42 U.S. states in February and the unemployment rate fell in 22, showing the labor market improved in a broad swath of the world’s largest economy. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-29/payrolls-increased-in-42-u-s-states-in-february-led-by-texas.html
Another report (http://www.enewspf.com) announces:
Over the year, 35 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were positive. The largest over-the-year job increase occurred in Texas (+359,800), followed by California (+293,800) and Florida (+128,100). http://www.enewspf.com/opinion/analysis/41705-jobless-rates-down-in-22-states-up-in-12-in-feb-2013-payroll-jobs-up-in-42-states-down-in-8.html
As more employers begin to hire new employees and small firms begin to expand beyond sole proprietorships or one-person corporations, now, more than ever, is the time to be diligent in screening potential employees.
Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com states: "A large percentage of employers have always conducted background checks on new employees, but it is important that every company, from the smallest to the largest, conduct a thorough background check before hiring."
From http://www.stltoday.com (March 29, 2013):
As the economy improves and companies add to their ranks, many are taking the opportunity to revamp their hiring processes. And, with many people still out of work and vying for a limited number of jobs, employers can be pickier than ever. http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/more-employers-perform-checks-before-hiring/article_c935d6a6-657f-5dcc-ad67-7c4a112ae917.html
Many companies are subjected to a large amount of applicants for a single position. Background screening can greatly assist in the weeding-out process, but only done correctly and within the boundaries of current Federal and State law.
Almeida adds, "The rules and regulations that control the use of background screening documents and information can be very confusing. If done correctly and legally, background screening will assist HR departments in making a solid decision."
Beyond the expanded utilization of background screening by employers, companies that have always conducted pre-employment screening are expanding the scope of depth of their background checks. According to Almeida, "more companies are expanding beyond typical criminal, social security, and driving records checks. There is growth in education and employment verification, as well as civil records searches."
Typical pre-employment screening packages should include:
- Social Security Number Trace
- County Criminal Histories
- Statewide or National Criminal Background Check
- Employment and Education Verification
- Driving Records Search
- Sex Offenders Registry Search
Almeida adds: "The more data one can gather, the better informed the hiring manager will be. In a re-emerging economy a new hire or expansion of employees can be a risk. Making a right hire, with the aid of a thorough background check, lessens that risk, as well as the potential cost of a bad hire."
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