Do You Want to Hire a Criminal?

January 9, 2020

How are you screening people that you bring into your work family?

Select does criminal record checks for $45 with results that come back in 15 minutes!!

It’s Not, “Why Would You?” But, “Why Wouldn’t You?”

Why are more companies opting to conduct more thorough background screening?

Simple. Because it protects your business.

1. Reduce Business Risks - How sensitive is the information your business deals with? Do you have items that can walk out your back door?
- 38% of fraud cases in Canada happened in businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
- 24% happened in businesses with 100 - 1000 employees.
- The median loss was $200,000.*

2. Reduce the risk of workplace violence - A great predictor of future behaviour, is past behaviour. How will a potential employee fit in your team?
- 19% of women and 13% of men reported that they had experienced harassment in their workplace in the past year* - NOT OK!

3. Reduce turnover - A bad hire can result in lost time and expenses, as well as a negative impact on employee morale.
- Replacing the average employee will cost an employer 1.5 times their annual salary. If an employee is making $50,000, finding, hiring, and training their replacement will cost $75,000* - HIRE SMART!

4. Improve your hiring pool - If candidates know that a position requires a background check, and they have information they don’t want revealed, they won’t apply for the job in the first place.

5. Reduce liability - Do your employees have access to your client’s property or business? What sector of the population does your business work with? Do your employees drive for work? Know who you are hiring!

6. Overall peace of mind - Trusting your employees is key; to do their jobs, to treat customers properly, and represent your brand. They become your family!

* 2018 report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Canadian Edition)
* Stats Canada
* Josebachvili, Maia, Case Study, “How to Understand the ROI of Investing in People.”