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Factual Employment Screening Part 1

We have all heard in recent years that the need for a substantive policy of conducting pre-and post-employment background checks exists in more than just defense contractor and fiduciary-based enterprises. Today, with the overwhelming preponderance of employer liability litigation, and with negligent hiring being the focal point of round-table discussions of some of the plaintiff’s firms, the need for thorough background checks has been substantiated. This is a common sense 먹튀검증 perspective, not only from the standpoint of getting the best possible people for the job, but also to protect a company form this type of litigation.

In 1979, our company set out to learn how to not only provide the best possible background checks, but also to determine just where “factual employment screening” would fall in the scheme of things. To understand why “screening” is where it is today, one needs a little history of the subject.

In the beginning, screening usually started with the security department. These were typically highly qualified, deeply motivated, wholly energetic, recently retired law enforcement professionals who were completely inundated. After being given the entire responsibility for the safety and security of the company, its executives and their families, they were given the task of qualifying those who would pass through the gates each day as employees. Since these individuals were for the most part “old boys,” they sometimes used, in today’s politically correct terminology, “improper” methods of “checking out” the applicants.

This responsibility typically stayed in the security department until about the late 1970s, when what are now called human resources departments saw the need to get in the loop for what was to become “employment screening.” Needless to say, those “improper” methods referred to have all but disappeared in smart companies. However, due to the lack of knowledge of some human resource personnel when it comes to things like criminal records, credit reports, and driving histories, some have fallen prey to those who would sell them “employment screening” at the touch of a button. As you will see later, this can pose a big problem.