THE HARD FACTS about Employment Screening
PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING IS AS NECESSARY AND IMPORTANT AS INSURANCE. It can help you find employees who are stable, who will contribute to your business, and minimize your risks.
Background Checks don’t cost money, they save money-by helping you concentrate on good applicants and avoid unsuitable or dangerous applicants.
“For every dollar an employer invests in personnel screening the SAVINGS range from five to sixteen dollars in reduced absenteeism, improved productivity, lower turnover, safer working environments, reduced insurance premiums and decreased employer liability.” Small Business Administration
Nearly 2,000,000 violent crimes occur in the workplace each year (Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice).
HOMICIDE is now THE #2 CAUSE of death in the workplace (more than 1,000 deaths last year)[Bureau of Justice Statistics].
THIRTY PER CENT (30%) of all business failures are due to employee fraud and theft (U.S. Chamber of Commerce).
Most LAWSUITS AGAINST EMPLOYERS for workplace violence result in out-of-court settlements averaging $500,000 and jury verdicts averaging $3,000,000 (Workplace Violence Research Institute).
DUE DILIGENCE AND YOUR BEST DEFENSE
An excellent article on workplace violence says:
“Step one is to tell applicants that everybody is subject to random drug testing and a background investigation.” (Workplace Violence Research Institute, www.noworkviolence.com)[Not affiliated with CLEARS Inc.]