A sex offender registry is a common search that background screening companies provide as part of an employment background check. Most background screening companies advertise what is called a “Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search”, which will search for level II and III convicted sex offenders nationwide. However, the nationwide sex offender registry misses around 20% of offenders that are listed on statewide registries (each state is required to maintain a list of convicted sex offenders). Therefore we recommend conducting statewide sex offender registry searches on new hires/applicants over a nationwide registry search, as the results are more accurate. For more information on the differences between nationwide and state-level sex offender registries, please contact us.
One out of every six crimes occurs in the workplace and homicide is the second leading cause of workplace death in the U.S.
National Credit Verification Service reports that 25% of the MBA degrees it verifies on resumes are false.
72% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.
34% of all job applications contain lies.
30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.