Conducting Background Checks to Reduce Workplace Violence

According to the United States Department of Justice, nearly $55 million in wages of victims of workplace violence have been lost annually. That’s not even counting the dollars lost due to decreased productivity, legal expenses, and tarnished company reputation connected to workplace violence. These are troubling numbers, but luckily, there are some steps you can take as an employer to prevent violence from occurring in your workplace. Hiring trustworthy employees is an absolutely essential step. How can you make sure you do this? Use AIR Pre-Hire for your pre-employment background checks!

Reduce Workplace Violence

If you can eliminate the job candidates that have the potential to be violent early on in your hiring process, you’ll be able to use your valuable time and resources in order to focus on the serious candidates who will likely be a much better fit for your organization.

Lower the Risk of Violence in Your Workplace through Background Checks

As much as you’d like to think so, you can’t usually tell from just a 30 minute long job interview which candidates have the potential to be violent. Anyone can sound good on paper or in an interview, but that’s not always the reality. The best way to get a solid understanding of who your candidate is and how they will act as an employee of your company is through a background check. A background check allows you to unearth if your job applicant has been violent in the past or had any complaints made against them at previous positions. You can even find out if they have any violence in their criminal history.

If you can eliminate the job candidates that have the potential to be violent early on in your hiring process, you’ll be able to use your valuable time and resources in order to focus on the serious candidates who will likely be a much better fit for your organization. After all, safety within your workplace should be your number one concern. Keep your current and future employees safe at work by implementing a background check policy on all new hires. Get in touch with AIR Pre-Hire today for more information!

ALL ABOUT AIR PRE-HIRE

AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

Learn more by visiting our website www.air-prehire.com or calling us at 1-800-469-4473.Check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest as well.

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