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Background Screening Resources

Corporate Screening sets a premium on providing you with the most complete, accurate information available, whether it’s through our background screening services, or simply updating you on industry-wide news.

Why should I conduct background screening checks?

Hire the right employees

Background checks are still important. At the end of 2005, 2% of all U.S. adult residents, 1 in every 32 adults, or over 7 million people, were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole.

Reduced costs

Average cost to lose or settle a negligent hiring lawsuit is $1 million. A thorough background check is your best defense against these lawsuits. The average price per background check according to KPMG is $40-$50.

See the complete picture

Background checks turn up information that an interview never could. A study by Michigan State University found that the employment interview was only 14% accurate. Yet, 90% of all hiring decisions are made from the interview.

Also consider repeat offenders / recidivism facts

Of the 272,111 persons released from prisons in 15 States in 1994, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.9% were re-convicted, and 25.4% re-sentenced to prison for a new crime. The 272,111 offenders discharged in 1994 accounted for nearly 4,877,000 arrest charges over their recorded careers.

Within 3 years of release, 2.5% of released rapists were rearrested for another rape, and 1.2% of those who had served time for homicide were arrested for a new homicide. Sex offenders were less likely than non-sex offenders to be re-arrested for any offense – 43 percent of sex offenders versus 68 percent of non-sex offenders. Sex offenders were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison – 5.3 percent of sex offenders versus 1.3 percent of non-sex offenders.

Important Links and Resources

FCRA and Fact Act
Summary of Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
General Services Administration (GSA)
Safe Harbor
PBSA Accreditation Standards
FTC and EEOC Brochure – Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know
FTC and EEOC Brochure – Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

Contact us today to get more information about how outsourced background checks from Corporate Screening can help you hire a quality workforce.