Pre Employment Background Check

Making the right hiring decision for every position within your company is critical to your business success. Finding the right placement isn't easy. The negative consequence of taking the wrong hire can significantly hinder production, lower team morale, impact customer relations and jeopardize the integrity of your brand. Additionally, the cost of replacing an employee that doesn't work out can be significant, including requirements, training, and salary, as well as a variety of hidden costs.

Not all employment background checks the same

Most employers run pre-employment background checks when they hire someone new.  Even companies that don’t screen regularly agree that they are a helpful way to build a successful workforce. The news is filled with stories that show malpractice in the workplace when it could have been prevented with a simple background check. As an employer, it would be convenient if you could hire any company to conduct new hires evaluation and be confident that the safety net will provide you with all the tools to make an informed hiring decision. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

The problem is that not every employee verification is the same. There is no one source or mystical database where all background screening professionals go-to for consistent, up to date criminal record information. In fact, the concept of “background checks” is incredibly ambiguous and doesn’t speak at all to the quality or accuracy of the information produced by conducting one. A hiring official’s due diligence cannot reach its full potential unless the pre-employment checks he or she orders utilizes the most foolproof techniques and channels to find and verify criminal records.

We are FCRA Compliant and amongst the only 2%, PBSA® accredited agencies in the US.

The Peopletrail® Difference:

  • 1.6 Days of fast turnaround time
  • Dedicated account managers
  • ATS Integrations
  • Actionable Insight® with the human touch
  • Legal compliance
  • Consumer protection
  • Information security
  • Organizational integrity and ethics
  • Ability to train and educate clients
  • Accuracy and depth of products
  • Quality and accuracy of public record researchers
  • Employees’ Background Check Expertise

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Sources estimate replacement cost to be around 20% - 50% of the person's salary, depending upon the skill level. A pre-employment background check can not only help prevent replacement costs and save you money in the long run, but it can also protect your business from liabilities associated with employing someone with a criminal record.

Peopletrail is Accredited

Peopletrail has successfully achieved compliance with the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) accreditation program and is formally recognized as Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). This accreditation provides independent validation that Peopletrail demonstrates industry-leading standards for critical client/consumer areas, including Data Security, Compliance, Organizational Performance, and Professionalism. Accredited background screeners have proven expertise, a positive compliance history, and systems in place to align with the latest employment laws.

How Does It Benefit Your Business?

Employers need to know that while there are many ways to perform a new hire verification, some of these ways are a waste of time and resources—so some companies could take advantage of you.

A quick Internet search for “employee background check for job” will produce many companies. Be wary of claims to provide a “free” or “immediate” background check on anyone in the country. Sometimes companies perform searches with limited or incomplete records, using sources that are available to the public. The information that you get from these companies may not be very reliable.

Not all employment background checks are the same. Working with a PBSA accredited firm translates into higher quality background checks, better customer service, stronger client education, and less risk for your hiring decisions, as well as supporting your commitment to minimizing risk in the workplace.