In our industry we try to provide as much useful information as possible to our clients to ensure they are making the best hiring decisions for their company and workforce. With that said, we are always searching for innovative new screening ideas to add to our service portfolio. With the emergence of social network monitoring as part of a pre-employment background check, employers are determining suitability for employment based on behavior exhibited by the applicant outside of the workplace.
We may have found another background screening search that we can offer to our clients: The Animal Abuse Registry Search.
This registry operates very similarly to a sex offender registry; anyone who is convicted of an animal abuse crime is required to register with the state in which they reside and are listed in this registry. You may ask yourself, “How is this search related to pre-employment background checks?” Well, I feel individuals who have a history of abusing and/or killing animals has the potential to eventually start targeting humans, including their co-workers! Infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer comes to mind. Who else sees a possible connection between animal abuse and a predilection toward violence? Please read the entire article here.