Background Screening Your Employees

As hiring trends continue to increase, plenty of companies are looking to expand their staff in 2021. If your company is looking to add to the team, background screening can be an easy way to provide peace of mind and limit liability.

What is background screening?

Background screening or a background check is a great way to get a complete picture of an applicant or current employee’s history. This history can range from where they’ve previously worked to any criminal behavior. 

Why it is important

Adding to the team can be an exciting time for everyone involved. But bringing on a new employee opens companies up to certain liabilities. Screening applicants should be an essential step of any hiring process. Regardless of company size, background verification helps employers minimize their liability if the new employee decides to participate in illegal activities. Beyond liability, though, the screening process allows businesses to hire qualified people by vetting employment history and education history. 

What’s typically included

It is generally assumed that a background check only includes criminal history. While that is one aspect of background screenings, there are other categories included based on the needs of each company. These screens can consist of:

  • Criminal record
  • Credit report (including bankruptcies)
  • Driving record
  • Employment verification
  • Education, certifications, and licenses
  • Sex offender registry list
  • Government watch list

Even though every check may not be necessary for your company’s open position, it’s important to practice due diligence during the hiring process.

Where to get a background screening

At ARCpoint Labs, we are ready to partner with your company to help navigate the various types of background screens available. Our industry experts can help you determine which screening is suitable for your company, so that you can hire the right fit. Partnering with ARCpoint has never been easier, either. Find your local ARCpoint Labs and schedule an appointment today to get started! 

ARCpoint Labs is a trusted industry leader, offering drug, alcohol, DNA, and clinical testing solutions. With more than 100 independently owned locations across the U.S., we are committed to providing accurate, cost-effective solutions for consumers, businesses, and physicians nationwide. 

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