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Background Checks for Small Businesses

Save Time, Money And Resources

As a small business owner, you've invested time and money to follow your dreams and launch your company. Now you must deal with tight budgets and urgent hiring needs. One of the best investments you can make is to find and hire reliable people who will help grow your business. Backgrounds Online is your partner in this process. Our background reports help you identify qualified candidates who could become long-term employees. Use the reports to make educated hiring decisions so you can focus on your ongoing growth and success.

Background Screening Packages For Small Companies

People who work at small businesses may interact with the public, handle money, drive while on the clock and tackle a myriad of duties. It is essential to hire people who can be trusted with these responsibilities. Screening potential employees helps you find those people. Backgrounds Online offers affordable screening packages and Custom Background Checks that suit your business needs and budget. They are an ideal way to learn about individuals who might represent the company you worked so hard to establish.

Background Checks Help You Avoid Risk

One of the most discouraging issues small businesses face is employee theft. In most cases, the theft involves inexpensive items such as office supplies, but the losses can become substantial over time. While no background check predicts a person's future actions, they do tell you if an applicant has a reportable criminal record. They also show you a person's employment history, which provides insight into their reliability, and references, which offer honest feedback from people who know and have worked with your candidates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to screen seasonal employees?

A: While you are not legally obligated to screen your employees, doing so is beneficial to your business. Running background checks will:

  • Confirm the applicant's identity
  • Show you the person's work history
  • Let you know if a candidate has a relevant criminal record that might make them ineligible for employment at your business
  • Help make your hiring process FCRA compliant
  • Verify licenses, credentials and education that may be required for seasonal or permanent employees

How can annual screenings help my business?

A: One of the reasons to run a background check before you hire someone is to make sure they don't have anything on their record, such as a serious criminal offense, that could negatively impact your business.

Annual reports show you if existing employees incur a new traffic violation, bankruptcy or criminal conviction that might impact their eligibility to retain employment at your company. They help you protect your business, staff and customers on an ongoing basis.

What do you recommend for employees who will handle cash?

A: In addition to standard background check features like identity verification, Backgrounds Online recommends a thorough criminal search for anyone who will handle cash.

While it is important to realize a background check is not a predictor of future behavior, these reports provide a thorough overview of a candidate's past. You can use them to see if someone has a criminal record and, if so, learn important details about the conviction. This helps you make educated hiring decisions when screening people for retail positions.

Am I required to run background checks for part-time employees?

A: If you're hiring employees who will handle financial transactions, we recommend a thorough criminal background check. Depending on the type of position, we may also suggest a Employment Credit Report that shows you information about the applicant's past creditors, bankruptcies and financial civil judgments.

Our staff is trained and knowledgeable about the best background check packages for every industry. We are happy to talk to you and ensure you have the best screening options. For more information or advice, please contact us.

Are there different screening rules for part time and full time employees?

A: No. The laws that govern the hiring and background screening process are the same for full and part time employees.

Backgrounds Online provides customized screening solutions for your specific needs. Get expert assistance today.