Survey: Employers Increasingly Turn to Professional Background Checks to Ensure Safety

Workplace violence, fraud, embezzlement, and theft are a multi-billion dollar drain on our economy, a cost which can be mitigated. As employers seek to make informed decisions related to their hiring, ensure safety in our workplaces and communities, retain the most qualified candidates and mitigate risk, they are increasingly turning to professional background checks to accomplish their goals.

Recently, PBSA commissioned HR.com to conduct a nationwide survey of 1,528 human resources professionals to gauge their views on background screening. It found that nearly all human resources professionals now utilize background screening, citing public safety as their top priority. Employers of all sizes and locations report using screening as part of their onboarding process, typically after an interview or job offer.

The white paper and findings of the survey can be found here.

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