Why Employment Screening?
A seemingly little white lie can turn out to be a huge liability for employers. Pre-employment screening and background checks reduce your legal liability for negligent hiring and helps ensure a safe environment for both your employees and clients.
- 75% of HR Managers report having caught a lie on a resume. –CareerBuilder 2017
- 69% of organizations reported that they conduct criminal background checks on all of their job candidates. –SHRM 2012
- The top two convictions that are very influential in the decision not to extend a job offer are violent felonies (96%) and nonviolent felonies (74%). –SHRM 2012
How It Works
We perform the following screening and evaluation process on every candidate we recommend to work within your company or organization:
- One of our trained hiring specialists conducts a pre-employment interview to discuss the candidate’s career goals and evaluate appropriate placement opportunities.
- We then perform a state criminal background check to determine whether the candidate could pose an unreasonable risk to your business, your current employees, or your customers and guests.
- In addition to pre-employment screening, we can conduct random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug testing for candidates while on assignment with our clients.
- If applicable, we will conduct a computer skills assessment.
- Last, we use E-Verify, an internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
Employment Screening À la Carte
The following services are available à la carte to all employers, even those who do not use our staffing and recruiting services:
- State Criminal Background Check - $65 per state and/or county, depending on location
- Federal Background Check – $20 (tax evasion, embezzlement, counterfeiting, bank robbery, and other things not included in state or county searches)
- National Criminal Report - $30 (searches national criminal and sex offender databases)
- Sex Offender Check - $10 (multi-state search)
- Credit Report - $20
Education and Skills:
- Drug Screen - $26
- Inconclusive Drug Re-Screen at LabCorp - $68
- Education Verification - $68 per school or degree
- Professional License Verification - $65
- Skills Testing & References - $40 (1 skills test & 2 employer references)
$70 (2 skills tests & 2 employer references)
$30 per test (3 or more tests & 2 employer references)
- Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) - $20
- National Driver Register (NDR) - $20 (suspended or revoked licenses or serious traffic violations)
- Sanctions - $10 (searches federal sanctions lists related to healthcare industry, including System for Award Management (SAM) and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
- Office of Inspector General (OIG) - $10 (identifies individuals on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) who may no longer have Medicare benefits due to program-related fraud and patient abuse, licensing board actions and default on health education assistance loans)
"All of Council on Aging’s vital services rely on safe, dependable staff and volunteers. A key aspect of finding and onboarding those individuals involves Motor Vehicle Report screenings, which LandrumHR has been providing to the agency for many years as part of their pre-screening services. What a joy it is to work with them!
Almost all facets of recruitment and retention can be challenging every now and then, but LandrumHR’s quick turnaround time, ease of process and reliability make even the toughest days easier. Isn’t it nice when a collaboration just works? LandrumHR’s low cost, responsiveness and terrific staff just work beautifully for our agency—and ultimately for the important work we do everyday. I couldn’t personally be more satisfied with their service, and I know our staff and clients ultimately benefit in immeasurable ways." –Rosa B. Sakalarios, Council on Aging
Frequently Asked Questions
- At what point in the hiring process do most organizations initiate criminal background checks? According to SHRM, among organizations that conduct criminal background checks, most initiate criminal background checks after a contingent job offer (62%) or after the job interview (32%). Very few organizations (4%) initiate criminal background checks before a job interview.
- What are the main reasons companies conduct criminal background checks? According to SHRM, organizations conduct criminal checks on job candidates 1) to reduce legal liability for negligent hiring (52%) and 2) to ensure a safe work environment for employees (49%).
- Do organizations allow job candidates to explain the results of their criminal checks? Yes, according to SHRM. 58% of organizations allow job candidates to explain the results of their criminal checks before the decision to hire or not to hire is made, and 27% allow job candidates to explain the results after the decision is made.
Other Employer Services Available
Employment Screening services are available from our offices in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach.