Background Checks: Data Capture: Outsourcing: Training: Recruitment

WHY BACKGROUND CHECKS?

Job competence: Workplace safety: workplace theft: Honesty & integrity: Bottom-line: Criminality

Employers generally do not assume that people applying for jobs are lying on their resumes and job applications – quite the contrary.
The background check is often a final step taken by employers to help ensure a sound hiring decision and protect the employer from a number of potential risks.

JOB COMPETENCE
For many employers, a background check is a reliable way of verifying claims made by job seekers during the hiring process. With a tight employment market, the appeal of overstating educational qualifications or enhancing job histories, for example, can grow.

As a future employee, wouldn’t you feel more assured in knowing that your co-workers have been screened to help ensure they are qualified for the jobs they hold?

 

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Employers face certain responsibilities for their employees’ welfare, as well as for the safety of customers, vendors and visitors.
For example, if an employer hires someone who harms another employee, the employer may face claims for negligent hiring if, for example, the employer had reasonable cause to believe that the employee might be dangerous to others or the employer failed to conduct a reasonable investigation to discover whether the employee is unfit for the position or may cause harm to others.

WORK THEFT

Employers know that most business theft today is performed by insiders. A background check can help employers to make intelligent and informed hiring decisions to help reduce their risk of theft.


HONESTY & INTEGRITY
A confirmed misstatement or fabrication made by a candidate during the hiring process often is enough for an employer to question the candidate’s honesty or integrity and potentially disqualify them from a job.

To see the importance to employers of confirming candidate credentials, look no further than the very public examples of CEOs and high-profile professors and coaches that embellished their credentials, only to cause harm to the reputation of the employers that failed to conduct a (or a sufficient) background check on them.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Organizational reputations have always been a great concern to employers, as the most highly regarded organizations generally are able to attract the best qualified workers. 
Background checks help employers safeguard their reputations by creating safer, more secure work environments staffed by qualified employees.

 

CRIMINAL CHECK
Simply, a criminal record is a record of a person’s criminal history, that is, the crimes a person has committed. Often, a criminal record is a compilation of the local, State and Federal criminal information of a person
In addition to the obvious advantages of thorough, professional and speedy background checks and verifications; using Synergy Insight’s expertise saves you the significant time and resource of carrying out background checks in- house. We have the experience and contacts to carry out the necessary checks on a fixed fee and time critical basis.

SYNERGY Criminal records can include every detail of a person’s criminal past including every misdemeanor and felonies to pending charges and even acquitted charges. Often, this depends on geographic location and the agency responsible for the records.

 

PREMARITAL BACKGROUND CHECK

Background checks and investigations are an integral part of any fact-finding mission. If you are dating and you think things might start to get serious, or if you have some suspicions for any reason, it would be wise to have a background investigation conducted for you so that you are protected.
If you are in a relationship that is getting more serious or that might lead to marriage, it would be in your best interest to conduct a background investigation and make sure you know everything you can about your partner before committing your life to them. Or maybe your partner has been acting suspiciously and raising red flags, and you want to find out what is going on. In addition to the emotional bond between two people, it is important to be able to trust one another.  Emotions tend to cloud one’s judgment.