Today’s businesses are more aware than ever of the value of workplace screening for potential new hires. From employee character to workplace safety to compliance issues, the quality of each new hire is foundational to continued business success. Here are seven of the top benefits of using pre-employee screening:
1. See Applicants for Who They Really Are
Challenging job markets can, unfortunately, bring out the worst in people. In a weak or competitive job market, applicants are more likely to resort to desperate measures to land the job. Statistics have shown as many as 60 percent of applicants have lied on a resume or job application. Pre-employee screening of applicants can help with seeing applicants as they truly are.
2. Higher Quality Employees
Talent acquisition is a high priority for every business. This begins with qualified candidates with a proven history of success and good character. Comprehensive background screening can help businesses to get the very best applicants for each position.
3. Better Workplace Security and Safety
Safety and security in the workplace is another key concern for employers. Without a comprehensive criminal background search, it can be difficult for businesses to know if an applicant has a criminal or violent past. Pre-employee screening can help companies to have a safer workplace by filtering out those who may be a hazard within the workplace.
4. Less Risk of Negligent Hiring
Negligent hiring can make a business liable for the harmful or negative actions an employee takes. Companies that neglect to check records and backgrounds of applicants may have to pay untold thousands in legal fees and judgments, not to mention suffer damage to their company reputation. Pre-employee screening can help businesses to avoid these legal issues.
5. Lowered Turnover
Screening new applicants can also dramatically reduce worker turnover by increasing the odds of finding a good fit from the start.
6. Lowered Cost Per Hire
Quality background screening for new hires can lead to higher quality workers that tend to be more productive and a better fit for the organization. The result is a lower cost investment per hire and a good ROI on pre-employee screening.
7. Regulatory Compliance Assurance
Screening can also help employers to ensure that they adhere to the rules and regulations for their company or industry, avoiding fines and potential penalties.
Secure background screening has numerous benefits, from worker quality to safety to a better bottom line. Every organization should consider pre-employee screening for their new hires.
Disclaimer Statement: All information presented is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide professional or legal advice regarding actions to take in any situation.