How well does a contractor really know its employees? During the course of a construction project, a firm’s workers are constantly exposed to customer information and belongings. If a less-than-honest employee is added to the team, this could cause big problems for the business.
Here are three reasons why it is important for contracting firms to conduct contractor background screening on all potential workers.
Reason #1: Liability
The most important reason why contracting companies need to complete contractor background screening on their employees is liability. Workers will be in and out of client homes and businesses during the course of their job. This puts them in direct contact with personal possessions and sensitive information. Should an important item come up missing or another similar scenario happen, the company could be open to legal action or something worse. Having a comprehensive criminal background search prior to hiring an employee will uncover previous criminal activity he or she has had and allow the contracting company to make a decision on whether or not they should be on a job site.
Reason #2: Reputation
Reputation is another reason why contracting firms should complete contractor background screening on their employees. Workers are the face of an organization and who they are greatly affects how the community views that particular company. If an employee has had a previous criminal charge, this can greatly change how the overall contracting firm is viewed. In addition, contractor background screening can be used to check the credentials of a potential employee.
Reason #3: Customer Peace of Mind
Customer peace of mind is another reason why contractors must complete employee background checks on their employees. Clients who know that workers have been fully verified are more likely to return for repeat business. They are also more likely to recommend a contractor to friends and family, increasing revenue for the company.
HRemp offers employers the opportunity to pre-screen employees through thorough and affordable employment background searches. The criminal data used comes from federal and local courts in addition to other sources in order to help contracting companies make informed hiring decisions.
For more information or to obtain employment screening solutions for your contracting company, please contact HRemp today.
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.