I had only known before I hired that employee" is a phrase our office often
hears from clients and corporations when we are brought in to manage cases
involving stalking and inappropriate pursuit, workplace violence, fraud and
theft, and misuse of confidential information or trade secrets.
Our response is, "Did you perform a thorough
pre employment background check on the employee as part of your hiring
process?" In most cases, the answer is "No." Most employers are "reactive"
waiting for a problems to happen, rather than "proactive" to reduce the
likelihood of them ever occurring.
Employees who act out inappropriately or whose character is dishonest
generally have a history that if properly checked by a thorough pre
employment background check, would alert prospective employers to potential
An employer faced with an employee who exhibits
inappropriate, erratic behavior or threatens co-workers at the workplace
must often resort to hiring additional security personnel, retaining
attorneys, relocated staff, hiring investigators for surveillance, etc,
until a final solution or closure is brought to the matter.
Clients and corporations dealing with these
situations after-the-fact spend enormous amounts of time, energy, and
monetary resources, which if a complete pre employment background check had
been initiated, could have saved tens, and at times hundreds, of thousands
Organizations who do not apply
pre employment background checks are likely to experience a greater
frequency or severity of dangerous and disruptive situations, such as
inter-employee violence and conflict, theft, harassment, and threats and
intimidation towards senior management. Conversely, organizations which
implement pre-employment background checks as part of their overall
preventive systems experience higher workplace morale, decreased disability
costs and are at far less risk of legal liability.
As licensed private
investigators and with a staff of qualified research analysts, we offer
quality pre employment screening ranging from a basic overview to a
comprehensive background investigation. Unlike many other companies, we are NOT an instant online
"background check company or information broker" that simply punches a name
into a computer and prints out a canned report of limited or old data. When
you consider hiring an individual you must have access to the truth and
facts about the applicant and if they both meet your requirements and
expectations and that they will not be a liability to you or your company.
We are here to provide that service to you. Quality, accurate, professional
screening that is designed to meet your needs and put your mind at ease.
is that those employers who are forward-thinking and proactive in their
hiring policies are far better prepared for these unexpected events. Pre
employment background checks are a critical first step.