Employers spend roughly $4,000 per candidate on interviewing, scheduling and assessing candidates, according to a Forbes article. Hiring a new employee can be both risky and expensive, which is why it’s crucial to learn as much as you can about the person. Mitigating as much risk as possible can reduce unnecessary turnover. Conducting pre-employment background checks should be a critical part of your hiring process. Many employers do not understand that background checks for contractors and employees vary widely from vendor to vendor, which makes comparisons difficult and often creates a disparity between your expectations and the final results.
PlusOne Solutions works to understand your needs to create a customized employment background check program that not only gives you thorough and reliable information, but supports your use of the information to make informed decisions that steer clear of regulatory and legal minefields.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, of the 5,147 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2017, nearly 460 were cases of intentional injury by another person. Before you hire anyone, be it contract or full time, you need to conduct a criminal background check to ensure the workplace safety and integrity.
Conducting criminal background checks plays an important role in your efforts to hire the best candidates, reduce the risk of theft and workplace violence and reduce turnover. There are numerous public record sources available containing criminal history information; PlusOne Solutions’ services provide the broadest, widest coverage possible. Whether it is a National Criminal Database, statewide repositories, or individual county courthouses, PlusOne Solutions works with you to create a search scope that utilizes different tools and resources to produce the most accurate report of an individual’s criminal background history.
This can include:
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and Department of Transportation reports show a statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first 9 months of 2019 shows that an estimated 26,730 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, that’s roughly 98 people a day. Why risk it? Before you let an employee or contractor get behind the wheel of a company car, have a motor vehicle report (MVR) generated.
This driving records search uses the subject’s name, driver’s license number and state of issue to search the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records for driving status and history. It also reports on the accuracy of the given information compared to the information maintained by the DMV including name accuracy, driver’s license number and reported date of birth when available.
The motor vehicle report includes the class of the license, citation history, accident history, suspension information, license restrictions and current status of the driver’s license. Search scope is limited by the individual state DMV and is at least three years, depending on the state. Many moving violations involving vehicular use are convicted and available in the criminal court searches such as DUI/DWI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, etc.
*NOTE: New Hampshire and Washington require specific forms and Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico have an alternative process.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Heath (NSDUH) reported 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. Additionally, the American Addiction Centers reports that drug abuse and addiction costs American society more than $740 billion annually in lost workplace productivity, healthcare expenses, and crime-related costs. To ensure that you’re hiring a safe and reliable worker, request a drug test.
Pre-employment drug testing can be an effective way to protect your organization from hiring a substance abuser. Keep in mind, most users may not apply if they know a test will be required. We use the latest collection, testing and review methodology to ensure the most accurate screenings. Methodology and features include the following:
It is not uncommon for candidates to misrepresent dates of employment, qualifications, and experience on their resumes and applications. PlusOne Solutions is able to help validate or uncover misinformation through our variety of verification services including employment, education, and license verifications.
We’re committed to ensuring all contractors and employees are background checked to limit any risks. However, we don’t stop there. We’ve developed a continuous monitoring service that provides customizable, timely updates on crime or incarceration events that occur within your workforce after the initial background screening.
Instead of showing historical results like a traditional background check provides, continuous monitoring results are actually effective from the date the individual is entered into the program and forward from that date on. This service is the ongoing process of reviewing records on an individual that may flag internal threats and safety concerns. By providing notice within 24 hours of incarceration or booking event, you will be able to identify potential behavior which may pose a risk to your business, customers and brand reputation.
Looking to add an extra layer of security to your background check program? Contact us to learn more about how continuous monitoring can benefit your business.
Through our innovative use of technology combined with human expertise, PlusOne Solutions separates itself from other background screening providers. Our years of experience in managing compliance for large networks, coupled with our advanced technology and high touch approach to service will give you and your customers the confidence that their safety is your number one priority.