Employee background screening refers to a suite of services that allow businesses to verify details such as work history and criminal records before hiring a candidate.
Background screening is an integral part of the hiring process since it helps organizations verify information found on a candidate’s resume and job application. Background screening allows employers to create a safe work environment, avoid negligent hiring lawsuits, reduce employee theft, increase workplace safety, and ensure they are hiring trustworthy individuals.
In addition to pre-employment screening, employers can and should leverage the potential of applicant tracking software to recheck their employees’ background information periodically. Whether a new hire or a tenured employee, re-screening periodically will help you maintain a safe workplace and hire great people.