You can operate your organization with peace of mind provided by HRemp’s comprehensive criminal background searches. Our criminal background checks will empower you to build and retain a workforce that is professional, industrious and loyal. This type of workforce will enable your organization to become a dynamic, innovative and profitable powerhouse in its industry.
What does life feel like after using HRemp’s criminal background checks? You can enter your office every day feeling assured that you have taken a necessary step towards fostering a safe and productive workplace. By having conducted customized criminal background checks on each of your job candidates, you have reduced the possibility of unintentionally hiring an employee who could disrupt your organization. You will feel less concerned about whether any of your employees have undiscovered criminal natures that could come to fruition and harm your operations.
Moreover, you have been able to glean insights needed on all of the candidates that you chose. This intelligence has allowed you to construct an engaged workforce with high character and a great work ethic. You can feel confident knowing that by working with HRemp, you have been able to make informed decisions on each of your candidates.
Did you know that there are more than 100.5 million people with criminal records in the U.S. and its territories? It’s true. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 100,596,300 people were classified as having criminal histories in at least one of the fifty U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam and/or Puerto Rico. In some cases, individual offenders had criminal records in more than one state.
Many of those with criminal histories or inclinations have gone undetected by employers during their hiring processes. In numerous situations it has led to incidents of employee theft, major embezzlement schemes and even horrific episodes of workplace violence.
In 2013, security consulting firm Marquet International analyzed 554 cases of white collar fraud and major embezzlement throughout the U.S. Their report said that total losses from just those 554 cases amounted to “nearly $595 million.”
Incidents of occupational fraud are growing across the country. It is a significant threat to organizations in every sector. Some recent cases in Pennsylvania have exemplified how nonprofits are especially vulnerable to falling victim to in-house embezzlers.
Likewise, organizations are now fighting the growing epidemic of intellectual property (IP) theft. In 2013, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property found that theft of IP in the US is estimated to be as high as $300 billion per year. They also noted that the DOJ has had to “prosecute individual employees of American companies who have been caught attempting to carry trade secrets with them to foreign companies and entities.”
What is most alarming, however, are the most recent statistics on workplace violence published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On April 2, the agency released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers. OSHA reported that “between 2011 and 2013, workplace assaults ranged from 23,540 and 25,630 annually.”
In addition, the agency’s research highlighted the high amount of workplace violence that has occurred in both the healthcare industry and social services sector. OSHA wrote that “70 to 74 percent of those assaults occurred in healthcare and social service settings.”
Conducting a criminal background check is the best way to minimize your risk of falling victim to any of the aforementioned crimes. HRemp will exhaustively perform criminal background checks using an array of sources at the federal, county and municipal/town levels of government.
What is more, we can offer resources on the federal rules around using arrest or conviction records in employment decisions. This includes best practices for complying with both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions.
Setting up an account with HRemp will make you feel like you are having the weight of the world lifted off of your shoulders. Let us diligently work towards uncovering the nefarious backgrounds of your candidates and current employees. You, on the other hand, can now be free to focus on mobilizing your workforce to reach your organization’s goals.
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.