In light of legislation enforced at the beginning of this year, employers that utilize employment background checks should conduct a “check-up” on their current employment and substance abuse screening policies to ensure compliance.
Revisiting background and drug screening policies is highly encouraged for all organizations of different sizes and industries.
Before employers decide to implement employment background checks, they must create a non-discriminatory background screening and substance abuse policy. These policies specifically state:
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.