Can a background report predict future behavior?
Performing a background check on an applicant does not guarantee any of their future activity. It is vital to understand that an employment background screening report solely reveals how a person has performed in the public eye. We gather this through the “paper trail” that has followed them throughout their life thus far. The reports will only reveal the demonstrated past behavior of the applicant, in the form of criminal convictions, their driving record, personal character, and how a person discharges their obligations and responsibilities.
This information allows an employer to make an informed choice. Employment Background Screening is not an invasion of privacy, a sign of mistrust, or an act of “Big Brother.” Background Screening is not only for the benefit of the company as a sound business practice but also for the benefit of all employees. It is no reflection on an applicant.
These are not in-depth FBI style investigations we conduct considering the prices charged. However, just engaging in a background screening program demonstrates a high level of due diligence, which provides an employer with a great deal of legal protection.