In most of life “too good to be true” is quite obvious. Especially when you are purchasing products and legal or professional services. It is usually easy to convince the average consumer that “you get what you pay for.”
Often these decisions are made based on personal needs. However, when we are responsible for personnel and manufacturing or producing products for others, most understand increased expectations require increased due diligence.
While this expectation is applied to consumable or durable goods and professional services, seldom do most apply this same logic to organizational safety.
One of the largest responsibilities an administrator, director or manager has is to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for their employees and customers. This increases production, limits liability, enhances safety and helps maintains profitability. This is why the hiring process is such an important part of a successful organization. One of the first steps to ensuring such an outcome is comprehensive employment background screening.
Why do so many continue to stake the reputation of their brand and the safety of employees and customers on an $8 background check?
What do you honestly think you get for $8?
What you will get is a computer generated document consisting of information generated from data bases containing only a small percentage of publicly available information. By best estimates, less that 20% of criminal history information is available through such databases.
In most instances this document will actually contain a statement similar to the following:
“This is NOT a CONSUMER REPORT and does not constitute a “consumer report” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). This report may not be used to determine the eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or any other purpose regulated under the FCRA.”
Essentially, you got what you paid for.
The return on investment from comprehensive employment background screening is widely known. While there are some who bypass the process all together, once you acknowledge the need and importance, your process must reflect the importance of your obligation.
If you want to know more about what you get online vs what we provide please call BGI at (616)239-1040.
You can also check us out at www.bgiassociates.com