We can think of at least four good reasons why a business or organization should conduct background checks on people applying for jobs.

1. You will learn about an individual’s criminal conviction history. Then you can decide whether that history might rule out a job candidate. It might not! But it is better to know as much as you can about someone.

2. You are safeguarding your business, your employees and your customers by learning about an applicant. You can make decisions that will reduce your liability.

3. You can verify a person’s application. You can verify his or her employment history, as well as education and certification information. It’s important to hire people who are truthful.

4. You have an extra level of assurance. While a resume, cover letter, and an interview can tell you a lot about a person – there’s a lot you may never know.

Legal Locator Service has been conducting background checks for over 23 years. It is our job to give you peace of mind. Call Legal Locator Service at 866.225.2435 or 503 697.5821 for background screening information. In business since 1996. Certified Women Owned Business. WBE-ESB. Advanced FCRA Certification with PBSA.