Background Checks for Hiring and Retaining

Pathway HR Solutions Background Checks

July 11, 2019

When you shop, do you read customer reviews before finalizing your purchasing decisions?  If so, why not apply that same logic to your hiring process?   We can “review” your candidates and existing employees by conducting the following types of background checks:

  • Character references
  • Civil court records
  • Criminal court records
  • Driving history
  • Education verification
  • Employment verification
  • Professional licenses
  • Sex offender registry

Background Check Myths

Myth #1 – Background checks are only for large employers.

Small businesses can gain a competitive advantage when they demonstrate that their employees are safe.  Whether your employees process receivables; enter customers’ homes to address electrical, HVAC, or plumbing issues; provide childcare or healthcare services; or require access to vulnerable people and sensitive information, you can rest easily if you’ve obtained a thorough background check for your employees.  Being able to assign sensitive duties to your team frees up your time to help your business grow and thrive.

Myth #2 – Background checks are limited to candidates. 

Obtaining background checks on existing employees is not only acceptable, it is advised.  Circumstances change, so a background check that is more than one year old, or even three months old for some positions, is considered outdated.   Don’t rely on old background checks when updated information can help to better drive your employment decisions.  We can advise you of the most sensible background check frequency for your employees based on their roles and access.

Bottom Line

Before handing over the keys to your company’s vehicles, divulging login information to confidential company information, or assigning access to sensitive materials, gain peace of mind by finding out the trustworthiness of your employees.  Remember, from a customer’s point of view, your business is only as trustworthy as your employees!

Ask about our background check packages and ala carte background check products.