Are Background Checks Worth the Cost?

Are Background Checks For Employers Worth the Cost?

This is a question I get a lot. Are background checks for employers expensive? My answer is always the same: not as expensive as not getting a background check can be.

Vetting out potential problem employees prior to handing over the keys is an art form for talented Human Resources managers. It doesn’t replace good old fashioned interviewing, but proper background screening is an important tool in the hiring process.

We recommend that you continue screening your applicants resumes applications as you normally would. Upon narrowing your choices to a handful of applicants, conducting face to face interviews should be the next step in the hiring process.

Once that phase is completed and you are ready to extend a job offer, it is time to run the background check. This is the best way to ensure your choice doesn’t have anything in their background that would send up red flags.

The Safe Hire Package Background ChecksĀ 

Our basic Safe Hire Package Background Checks For Employers, for example, costs less than eighty dollars per report. You will get some very good insight into the candidate’s background. That information may be enough to make an informed decision. If that decision is not to hire the job candidate based on that information, you simply send out the necessary adverse action letters.

That $80 may very well save your company hundreds, thousands, or even millions of dollars of future damage that a rogue employee could potentially cause.

You say, millions? How? That is often the amount civil suits are settled for when proper due diligence is not completed prior to hiring someone with a rap sheet who is hired and later does damage in one form or another.

The other caveat is you want to work with a qualified company when you conduct the background screening of job applicants. The industry is strictly regulated and improper use of background checks can also land a company in hot water.

This is a good reason to hire a company like United Background Checks. We stay up to date with all of the FCRA laws and help keep our clients compliant.

Sure it’s eighty dollars the company could have saved. But is it worth the risk?

Did you know that a recent study showed that CEO’s go through less background screening than a typical college graduate? That seems unbelievable but here are some tips for screening CEOs. There are a lot of interesting stories out there on the lack of background screening. It is better to take the extra time and pay a few extra dollars than not to do your due diligence.

Don’t play Russian Roulette with the future and prosperity of your company. Partner with United Background Checks and start protecting your company. CLICK HERE for a free quote.

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