Establishing whether an employee has a criminal record is a crucial step in assessing the risk of bringing that person into your organization. While not every crime would automatically prevent an applicant from being hired, having that knowledge allows you to make an educated decision.
You can use the results of a criminal background check to then assess the applicability of the record to the position’s level of responsibility, exposure to assets or customers, and other criteria.
In addition to creating a safer and more secure environment, criminal record checks can also produce other important benefits, such as:
Identifying potentially risky hires
Helping safeguard your organization’s reputation
Protecting organizational assets
Fostering trust among current employees
Conducting a criminal history search that is tailored to the requirements of the position not only helps to lessen the potential for on-the-job incidents, it can also help organizations avoid or defend potential negligent hiring lawsuits.