Check-M-Out Security and
Investigations LLC offers the following cost effective steps to avoid hiring
criminal or potentially problem employees:
SEVEN COST EFFECTIVE STEPS TO AVOID HIRING A CRIMINAL
Step #1: Write a Policy. Write a background screening policy and distribute it
to all employees.
Step #2: Announce the policy. Place a permanent sign around the company that
clearly states the company's policy on conducting back ground investigations
and drug testing on the job. By posting these signs in public "view" around the
company, it creates a public trust in your companies workforce.
Step #3: Put it on line. Place a notice on the company web site about background
investigations and drug testing policy. This will deter unwanted individuals
from applying for a job. Applicants who visit the company Web site for
employment information will see that the organization promotes a safe working
environment, which is an excellent employee benefit.
Step #4: Disclose to Applicants. The law requires that companies tell job
applicants about background investigations before they are hired. The
disclosure should be in writing and state the reasons for the background
investigation. Applicants with something to hide will think twice about
Step #5: Use Job application. Ask all legally allowable questions on the job
application. Example: Is there anything you wish to tell us before we perform a
background investigation? This question will save the company money.
Step #6: Temporary workers. If your company uses a temporary employment
service, ensure that you conduct a background investigation on this person.
Why? Because applicants with criminal records often work for Temporary
Step #7: Contractors & Vendors. Background investigations should be conducted
on their employees. This should be done prior to a worker ever being sent to a
While these recommendations do not represent all that can be done to improve
the hiring process, they do provide a foundation for its growth. If you have
any questions concerning this or other security issues please feel free to call
Jim O'Connor at Check-M-Out Security services and Investigations LLC at
201-760-8818 or email us at: Info@CheckMOut.Com
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