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Employment Screening

Employment Statistics

Screening employees has many benefits. As workplace violence, fraud and theft rise, employers continue to be held liable for the misconduct of their employees with allegations of negligent hiring.

It is also increasingly critical to the future success of a company to verify applicant's credentials. Almost 30% of applicants misrepresent their past, by overstating education and/ or work experience, leading to a less productive workforce.

In civil matters concerning workforce liability, the phrase "if you could have should have known" often prevails. Essentially, if you have the ability and resources to search and verify a candidate’s past, you should utilize them. Professional employment screening demonstrates due diligence which helps to protect your company’s future by being aware of an individuals past.

Protect your assets, company, employees, and your customers. Allow us the opportunity to help manage your liability risk and improve the quality of your hiring process, by performing comprehensive employee screening.

*Did you know that your workers compensation and general liability insurance, may offer discounts by demonstrating that you perform diligent employment screening?

Benefits of Performing Comprehensive Employment Screening  [« back to top]

  • Encourages a safer workplace through eliminating applicants with history of violent pasts.
  • Increases productivity by reducing turnover.
  • Decrease training/ recruitment costs associated with high turnover.
  • May reduce workers compensation and general liability insurance.
  • Reduces the risk of negligent hiring lawsuits through demonstrating a commitment to comprehensive employee screening.
  • Reduces hiring of ill skilled labor by professionally verifying employment history, educational history and the validity of a professional license.
  • Promotes a drug free environment by eliminating applicants with positive signs of drug use through substance abuse screening and criminal history search; leading to a more productive workforce.
  • Decreases the risk of potential theft or financial loss by eliminating applicants with history of embezzlement and theft.
  • Helps reduce possibilities of sexual harassment and other workforce problems.

Employment Statistics  [« back to top]


  • 30 % of business failures are due to employee theft and related forms of dishonesty.
  • The average award in a negligent hiring lawsuit is $1 Million Dollars.
  • Poor hiring decisions costs a company double the salary for a position (ie. It costs $40,000 a year for a position normally hired at $20,000 due to recruiting of ill skilled/ educated resources).

Criminal Screening

  • Workplace violence has been directly tied to individuals with a history of criminal acts.
  • 7% of applicants have had a criminal record in the last seven years.
  • 30% of applicants misrepresent their criminal past.

Employment Verification

  • 45% of job applicants falsify information on their applications regarding position, salary, and responsibilities.

Credential Verification

  • According to the FBI, approximately half a million people in the United States falsely claim to have college degrees.

MVR Records

  • 23% of applicants have had serious motor vehicle violations (drugs, alcohol, revoked licenses)

Drug & Substance Abuse Screening

In today's competitive business environment hiring the best candidates and maintaining employee performance is essential in preserving the integrity of your business. Drug and alcohol abuse costs companies billions of dollars a year in terms of lost productivity, higher rates of absenteeism, theft and workplace violence. All of this can have a significant impact on the on the costs of worker's compensation expenses and insurance costs.

  • Drug and alcohol related problems are one of the top four reasons for rise in workplace violence.
  • Persons with substance abuse habits are 33% less productive on the job and file 5 times more workers compensation claims.
  • Drug users are 3 times more likely to use medical benefits than other employees.
  • Persons with substance abuse habits are 3 times more likely to have an accident.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse has been estimated to costs American businesses roughly 81 billion dollars in lost productivity.

* Information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor