BackCheck AUDITS and DISCOVERS COMPLETELY FAKE OR NON-EXISTENT BACKGROUND CHECKS!
Would your process survive such an audit?
The Washington Post recently reported a story wherein US government staffers had let over 1000 applicants “slip through the cracks.” They were given Top Secret Clearance, but the background checks had never actually been done. The background checks were either rubber stamped, or completely fabricated out of thin air. Appalling.
This story is similar to a recent video BackCheck released where we expose a company in business simply to supply completely fake references. (www.backcheck.net/Busted-By-BackCheck)
Apparently it is OK to lie on a resume because it is not a legal document.
My mother would not agree.
Some might say that lying on a resume is just another kind of fraud.
My point is quite simple: Can you trust the process that is in place to effectively screen your candidates? Each day BackCheck catches hundreds of candidates who are simply not suitable for our customers’ to employ – these are candidates who have often passed a series of interviews and a thorough selection process, but still it turns out they have serious criminal pasts or for some reason didn’t actually attend that school or complete the programs their resume seems to imply.
Of course, BackCheck doesn’t need to read about these stories in the paper. We have our own real life examples of large businesses that one would assume conduct detailed and consistent pre-employment screening, but sadly for whatever reason they in fact do not, and thus end up hiring under-qualified or dishonest people.
One such customer of ours (Who shall remain nameless) thought their pre-BackCheck screening process was reliable. After an audit, they discovered 2000 staff who had somehow slipped past their screening process. As a result, we were asked to re-screen these 2000 employees they identified as having possibly “slipped through the cracks”. Guess what? Over 25% of the 2000 came back with criminal records. (This employer usually only has about a 3% criminal record hit rate.) This proved a strong reminder that the bad guys work hard at avoiding participation in a background checking process!
Needless to say, this company now uses BackCheck for every hire, where auditing compliance with their screening policy is easy and ensures no one “slips through the cracks”.
What is it worth to your company, customers, and employees, to really know who you’re hiring?
Please call BackCheck – we’d be pleased to provide an assessment of your organization’s screening process to identify areas for possible improvement.