Do Background Checks Reduce Workplace Violence?

When it comes to the serious issue of workplace violence, there are some troubling numbers to consider. The United States Department of Justice has reported that approximately $55 million in wages of victims of workplace violence are lost annually, and still more is lost due to the inherent decrease in productivity, legal expenses, and the loss of company reputation associated with violence in the workplace. To successfully prevent workplace violence, companies should take every step possible to hire only trustworthy employees. One step that can help in this endeavor? Using professional background checks. Read on to find out more!

Background Checks Can Lower the Risk of Violence in the Workplaceworkplace-violence

It is not always apparent at first glance which job candidates could be future perpetrators of workplace violence. A candidate on paper could seem ideal, but in reality, they could end up being anything but that. Without the benefit of having worked with a potential candidate before and thus knowing first-hand what they are like, employers must opt for the next-best thing: background checks. Background checks allow you, as an employer, to gain insight into the true character of a potential employee. By performing a background check, you  can discover whether an applicant has displayed past behaviors that tended towards violence, whether there were any complaints lodged against them at their previous job, or whether they have a criminal history that indicates violent acts.

It is important to eliminate risky job applicants as soon as possible in the hiring process to free up time and resources to focus on those candidates who will actually be a good fit. And, more importantly, eliminating these risky applicants can keep your current and future employees safe in the workplace. 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.

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