Think of all the things you do as a business owner to protect your livelihood – you have the correct insurance policies, an operating license, and a security system. One of the simplest things you can do to safeguard your business is screen your employees. So why don’t you?
Small business owners often think a background screening program is for larger companies. However, for any size company, background and drug screenings give employers a complete profile of who they are hiring, helping to minimize safety risks and to protect the integrity of the business.
Protect Your Employees
No matter the size of your company, ensuring the safety of your employees and customers is paramount. You have worked hard to build your business, and you want to hire trustworthy, reliable employees for your workplace.
Protect Your Assets & Reputation
Pre-employment screening does not only reveal criminal and drug behaviors – it can shed light on past employment history, verify education records, validate credentials, and much more. In a recent study conducted by TalentInsights, 37% of employers report they have caught lies on resumes. Candidates with legal and drug issues or false credentials could lead to serious safety situations and reputation damage down the road.
Protect Your Bottom Line
Making a bad hire can cost time and money in training someone who won’t last, and requires employers take several steps back to re-open the hiring process. As a small business, selecting the wrong candidate can have a significant impact on finances, with some sources estimating a loss of $4,000 per entry-level hire.
Knowing your candidates before making a hiring decision is key to operating a safe and productive workforce. With ESS’s extensive portfolio of background and drug screening solutions, organizations of all sizes can build programs to meet their unique needs. Call us today at 866.859.0143 or click here to request a demo of our services.