While background screening is a pretty standard practice these days, there are still some job applicants who do not appreciate it – they consider it intrusive – and there are some who needlessly fear it.
It is required that job applicants are informed about, and must consent to, background screening. Instead of just informing people of that, you can start things off on a friendlier note. Let people know that your company embraces screening because it protects EVERYONE. Not just the company and its customers – but also employees.
Let people know that employers create a safe workplace when they verify identification, verify work histories – to make sure someone has the skills they say they have – and check criminal histories. Also, important – if you conduct drug screening, remind applicants it is done for their safety on the job, as well. Lastly, you can let people know when certain screenings are done in order to be in compliance with local, state, and/or federal regulations.
Legal Locator Service has been screening applicants for 26 years. We’ll work with your company to create the best package for your needs. Call us at 866-225-2435 (toll-free) or 503-697-5821. Certified Women-Owned Business. Bilingual English/Spanish Speaking office.