Employee Background Check
Why should you screen your employees with an employee background check?
67% of criminals released from prison in
1994 were re-arrested for at least one serious crime within
the next three years (Bureau of Justice Statistics,
The National Crime Victimization Survey,
released by the U.S. Department of Justice in
December of 2001, analyzed workplace violence from
1993 to 1999. On average, 1.7 million violent incidents
per year were committed against employees at work.
Nearly 60% of sex offenders are under conditional
supervision (probation or parole) in the United States. (Bureau
of Justice Statistics)
Small and mid-sized
businesses are particularly vulnerable without an employee background check...
Small businesses are the most susceptible to employee
fraud, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In a
small company, a single employee tends to have a large amount of responsibility
and a small amount of managerial oversight. Obtaining access to sensitive
information or the company’s finances is not very difficult for
employees within smaller businesses.
Businesses with less than 100 people are more likely to incur fraud losses
than companies with more than 10,000 employees. According to the 2002
Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud, the average loss for a small
business is $127,500 and the average loss for a large company is $97,000.
Victims recover less than 25% of their losses in about half of all cases