Employers Permissible Purpose for Using Background Checks
When employers engage a third party company to conduct employment background checks, the first question that should be asked by the vendor is what your organization’s permissible purpose is for pulling these reports. The only logical answer for using background checks is for employment purposes; however, employers also feel that they can “double dip” if you will and use the reports for other reasons.
The background screening company should provide your organization with the “Notice to Users of Consumer Reports: Obligation of Users Under the FCRA.” The notice spells out obligations that the employer has when conducting employment background checks.
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.