When you hire a new employee at your place of business, you are giving them an opportunity to work and gain experience in your field. However, hiring them means you are also trusting them with a substantial amount of information and access to important documents. Whether you are hiring them as a cashier for a retain position or if they will be your personal secretary, you will be entrusting then with access to money and information. Throughout the hiring process and even on their resume, it is easy for these people to make claims of trustworthiness and integrity, but you should take precautionary measures to protect yourself in case those claims are empty.
We recommend obtaining a background investigation as part of the screening process and prior to making any decision to hire an employee. For the sake of a corporation, it is important to understand the facts about the person you are considering hiring. As a parent, when it comes to hiring a nanny or child care provider for children, it is imperative you conduct a thorough background investigation of the person you are hoping to hire. No matter how excellent an individual’s references are, knowing the facts is essential.
When to Conduct a Pre-Employment Investigation
After the interview process and before actually hiring your candidate, pre-screening a potential employee will not only assist you with being informed about your candidate, but will facilitate the decision-making process on behalf of your company/firm.
And, since screening applicants after the hiring process has been completed may be controversial or evoke possible litigation, it is best to perform this type of research prior to actually hiring the candidate; do not wait until it’s too late.
Our pre-employment investigations focus on a broad set of research techniques. We use online and on-site review of criminal records index and civil records index, driver history records, educational degree records, sexual offender records and credit reports. Our pre-employment investigations are also fully compliant with both the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act.
Also, be aware there is no national criminal records check, nor is there one nationwide criminal database that is operated by the FBI’s National Crime Information Center. The FBI database is not public record and cannot be accessed by anyone other than criminal justice agencies. For this reason, we strongly believe in physically hand-searching documents in the actual courthouses of record for our investigations in Los Angeles.
This wide range of investigative procedures allows us to take a unique approach to each individual’s case. By engaging Sunset Blvd. Investigations, Inc. in this process, you can be confident in the pre-employment results we submit for your evaluation, so contact our team today at 888-406-0149.