Employers of all sizes continue to face incidents of workplace violence, fraud and employee theft. Additionally, many companies are experiencing tighter regulatory conditions or contractual obligations that demand ongoing background verifications of their employees.
In order to help ensure compliance and lower the potential risk in the workplace, employers should strongly consider an ongoing criminal background verification program. First Advantage offers employers an efficient, cost-effective and simple solution for the ongoing screening of their employees.
Utilizing integrated, Web-based tools for ordering and delivery, providing FCRA compliance support and resources, and offering industry-specific screening solutions, First Advantage streamlines the screening process for employers.
Ongoing Verifications Case Study
Recently, a large, US-based company requested First Advantage run criminal record checks on their existing workforce. First Advantage provided the verifications and produced the following results:
Ongoing Screening Case Study Results
|Total employees screened
|Employees that registered criminal hits
||110 or 6.89%
|Total number of criminal hits
|Criminal record per 'hit' employee
|% of felonies for criminal hits
|% of misdemeanors for criminal hits
The results are based on searches from First Advantage’s NationScan criminal index and verified by a follow-up criminal records check at the corresponding county court. First Advantage compiled the results and delivered them to the employer for appropriate action according to its employment policy guidelines.
To keep an ongoing focus on workplace safety and reduce the potential risks associated with employee-related criminal activity, employers should strongly consider regularly screening their workforce and establish clear policies for doing so.