Quick Guidelines

Background Screening Process

A quality background screening process will aid in determining risk associated with an applicant. More and more organizations are seeking to improve safety, deter crime and violence, and promote a safe and healthy surrounding environment. Optimal efficiency is achieved with confident decisions made. It slows productivity, increases the number of accidents, decreases employee morale, and cuts into the profitability of a company’s bottom line.

Advantages of Background Screening:

  • Reduce negligent hiring lawsuits
  • Eliminate unqualified and misleading applicants
  • Reduce internal embezzlement and theft
  • Promote and encourage a safe workplace environment

Here are some easy steps to establish a successful screening program.

Make your process easier, faster and more effective.

Step 1 – Identify your specific information needs

We help our clients align their specific decision-making parameters to reports offered.

Step 2 – Ordering and data retrieval process

Determine how you want the screening process to be integrated into your process.

Step 3 – System training

Learn how to efficiently navigate the system to streamline your process.

Step 4 – Review and implement

Our team works closely to ensure that your program is compliant, operating smoothly, and achieving your goals.

Establishing a Drug-Free Workplace

No industry is free from the negative impact of substance abuse. It slows productivity, increases the number of accidents, decreases employee morale, and cuts into the profitability of a company’s bottom line.

Employers should understand that drug testing is legal in every state, actually mandated by the federal government in certain industries such as transportation. Some states have laws that regulate how drug testing will be administered, but no state prohibits it altogether.

Advantages of Drug Testing:

  • Reduce accidents on the job
  • Promote a safe working environment
  • Increase profitability of your company by reducing the chance for internal issues
  • Decrease employee turnover

Here are some easy steps to establish a testing program:

Identify the objectives of your drug testing program

All employers are different. Most common will try and increase safety, lower risk for reputational brand damage, and safeguard the working environment from negativity attached to substance abuse.

Select a drug testing provider

Why try and figure it out on your own. Allow us to offer our experience and expertise to answer your questions and streamline the start process.

Decide how and when to conduct drug testing

There are many different options for employers to explore when determining which drug testing option best. These include lab-based testing, on-site testing, and instant testing. Circumstance on when to conduct drug testing may include pre-employment, post accident, reasonable suspicion, and random testing.

Have a policy written and implemented throughout

A good written policy will include explanation of prohibited behaviors determining when and how drug testing will occur. Applicable state and federal laws must also be covered within the policy.

Train supervisors and employees on their expectations

Keep employees informed and aware of what is expected of them by providing program training.