Pitfalls of Conducting Incomplete Background Investigations

A news article published by the Los Angeles Times has recently showed that not only small companies can succumb to the dangers of hastily performed or incomplete background screenings.  The Department of Homeland Security has been found to have hired a multitude of individuals who have been indicted on, or convicted of, corruption related charges in the past seven years.

A massive need to hire a great deal of people for work on the southern border has caused this department to become complacent in their efforts to fill the quota leaving behind the stringent screenings of years past.  We understand that your business may not need to hire 24,000 people as they did but it is important that when you need employees you are not compromising your standards.  The office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security issued statistics from 2006 through 2010 and it has shown that the number of investigations into employees conduct has risen from 244, in 2006, to 870, in 2010.  This is a clear indicator that with more relaxed screening brings a high risk to the organization.

We offer cost-effective pre-employment screening packages that can be tailored to your company’s specific needs.  Speaking with an investigator who handles these cases on a daily basis, not a sales person, may reveal searches and sources of information that you were not aware even existed.