Establishing whether an employee has a criminal record is a crucial step in assessing the risk of bringing that person into your organization. While not every crime would automatically prevent an applicant from being hired, having that knowledge allows you to make an educated decision.

You can use the results of a criminal background check to then assess the applicability of the record to the position’s level of responsibility, exposure to assets or customers, and other criteria.

In addition to creating a safer and more secure environment, criminal record checks can also produce other important benefits, such as:

  • Identifying potentially risky hires
  • Helping safeguard your organization’s reputation
  • Protecting organizational assets
  • Fostering trust among current employees