Conducting a criminal background check helps to ensure that you are hiring the right candidate for the position while also protecting both your employees and business assets. Although an individual’s criminal history may not prevent them from working in your company, it is important to consider the various ways that your business may be affected.
Criminal background checks provide you with the information you need to determine whether a candidate’s criminal history would affect their ability to work in your organization.
If a potential candidate has a criminal record, you will receive information regarding the nature of the offense as well as when it took place. This will allow you to make an informed decision on whether or not a candidate would be a wise fit for the position.
At Background Information Group, we help you to determine which type of criminal background check is best for your situation. The type of criminal background check you conduct will depend greatly on the position you are hiring for, your industry, policies within your business, and legal requirements. We can conduct criminal background checks on several levels including the following:
A criminal background check can be quite eye-opening to an employer who is conducting the hiring process. In order to make an informed decision regarding your newest team member, it is important to investigate their criminal history.
Criminal background checks include information regarding the offense, date of the offense, sentence, and any other information such as parole status. Criminal background checks will alert you to convictions for felonies, misdemeanors, and violations including the following:
Although some of these convictions may not impact the employability of the individual, other convictions may greatly affect your decision.
While any employer has the right to conduct a criminal background check on a candidate before completing the hiring process, there are several regulations that must be followed. As an employer, you can not discriminate against an individual with a criminal history unless their convictions could cause them to be a liability in the position for which they are applying.
It is important to navigate this process carefully to avoid negligent hiring lawsuits or fines. Our team is highly trained and ready to help you navigate the process. We will help you ensure that you are providing an equal opportunity workplace while protecting your employees and assets.
Background Information Group is passionate about providing businesses of any size with the information they need to make the best hiring decisions. We provide you with fast, accurate results that will help you add value to your business. Contact our team today to learn more about how a criminal background check would benefit your hiring process.