Why Work With Us?
Our focus is on protecting your business or organization, but the bottom line is ROI
There are very real benefits to background screening involving personal safety and company reputation. But a business owner likes to know that the expense of background checks also pays off in dollars and cents. Our experience has shown that the return on investment for the screening process is huge. In fact, you can weigh the cost of screening a new employee against every single potential downside expense and realize a profit in the balance. Consider the potential cost of:
Training costs of bad hires
Intellectual property theft
We Understand The Challenges
A single incident in any of the above categories can be damaging to a business. While background screenings are a real expense, their cost pales in comparison to the potential loss from any one of these dangers.
We know the challenges facing your business. We work to keep your screening costs down by using our own proprietary web-based search interface and training you or your representative to perform the searches. While we are always available to perform searches and for questions and assistance, having your own access to the search site saves you time and money.
We ensure an exceptionally high quality of results. Our searches are comprehensive and intelligently designed, and each result is researched and confirmed by a trained investigator.
Our customized search packages can be modified and fine-tuned to serve your needs — growing and adapting as your company matures.
10 Reasons Why Hiring Right will Benefit You
Improve your ROI around hiring and building the right team
1. Third-Party background checks are costly
Background checks access vast databases in thousands of different locations. Large screening companies charge top dollar to perform their searches. AccuCheck Screening, LLC is different. We train you and allow you to access our web-based search interface directly, saving you time and money. We are always available for any assistance you may need.
2. Résumé fraud drains your resources
Over half of all applicants put false information on their résumés. Discovering this early allows you to terminate the application process before you incur additional expenses and wasted time.
3. Employee theft endangers your company
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that employee theft costs American companies nearly $40 billion per year. Since an employee has access to your resources, they are 15 times more likely than a non-employee to steal from you. This loss threatens to put you in the one-third of all business failures that occur due to employee theft.
4. Hidden costs of bad hires can drag your company down
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the cost of a bad hiring decision can exceed 30% of the employee’s potential earnings during their first year. For management candidates, the figure is much higher. If you fail to carefully screen applicants, you may end up with employees who:
- Are unqualified to perform their work.
- Exhibit work habits out of line with your company’s standards.
- Possess attitudes and personalities that create conflict with coworkers and lower morale in the workplace.
- Have inappropriate expectations which eventually lead to low productivity and dissatisfaction.
5. Liability issues can threaten you with huge settlement costs
Employers can be sued and held liable if they “fail to use reasonable care in the employment selection process.” If it is determined that you should have known about potential risks an employee posed, you can be held legally liable for their actions and the consequences—to other employees, to customers, to stockholders, and to the general public.
6. Workplace violence is a terrifying reality
A study by the Society of Human Resource Management showed that 57% of companies reported a violent incident in their workplace over a four-year period. Two million American workers are victimized by workplace violence annually, costing employers $36 billion. The average award in lawsuits resulting from workplace violence is $1 million. What would be the impact of a million-dollar settlement on your business? Our screenings help reduce this threat.
7. Compliance issues complicate the screening process
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sets standards for employment screening and privacy considerations, with substantial penalties for non-compliance. These standards include various disclosures you must make before, during, and after the background check has been performed. Our automated searches adhere strictly to FCRA guidelines and we provide you with checklists of your responsibilities in implementing those searches.
8. Intellectual property theft is a time bomb
Intellectual property theft extends well beyond loss of patents and designs or counterfeiting of products. It also encompasses your marketing strategies and retail plans. Such theft costs American employers billions each year. Careful professional screening can help protect your trade secrets and other proprietary information.
9. Employee access to information increases your vulnerability
The smaller your company, the more responsibility each employee generally has. This may mean access to financial records, banking data, employee files, and customer records. Even small companies can have credit card and identity information for thousands of customers. This makes you vulnerable to identity theft schemes and devastating lawsuits if identity information is compromised by a dishonest employee.
10. Federal anti-discrimination laws can be used even by unscrupulous applicants
A legitimate fear of many employers is that an applicant who is turned down will sue under anti-discrimination statutes. One of the strongest defenses against such legal action is a consistent standard of background screenings for each position.