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Jan 8, 2008
Obviously, a company must take care when hiring, not only because every employee represents the firm, but also because every employee is entrusted with access to information and resources which, if abused by an untrustworthy employee, could impact the business detrimentally.

This requires you to do background checks on potential employees, to find out as much as possible about their past. If you are able to discover whether or not your prospective employee has a criminal record, that information can be priceless. This is why criminal record checks are gaining in popularity.

Considering the vast amount of data on the network, a lot of individuals think they can get a free criminal record with just a few clicks of the mouse. However, this is rarely the case. One cannot simply search for a free criminal record and get the requested information. Even if results are returned, they might be old, or even fictitious. There is no way to tell.

In certain cases, a free criminal record can be obtained from the local police. However, chances are that this report will be incomplete. Government agencies and the police are subject to privacy restrictions and often refrain from including all information. There main focus is not to provide this type of information to prospective employers in the general public.

Background checks are readily available these days because private companies exist to find easily obtained personal information. The types of information that makes person's history public are readily available: death and birth certificates, arrest and prison records, all manner of financial information, martial records, civil information, and online histories.

This means that for people who have access to these mountains of information, background checks are easily accessed on the internet simply by having a membership. Such a membership gives members access to instant reports that provide information pertaining to criminal records, lawsuits, sex offenses, present address and address histories and the person's relatives or acquaintances for up to a thirty year history.

This helps immensely in making the decision of who should or should not be hired. Although, such a membership usually costs a small fee, it is a very small price for safeguarding your business or family when, for instance you want to hire someone to do domestic work for you.

Many companies have made criminal record searches a standard part of the background checks for potential employees. This has been prompted by increasing pressure at various levels of government attempting to assure that sexual harassment does not occur. Workers who toil by themselves on late shifts or who put in late night overtime are of particular concern due to a relative lack of supervision. Staffing companies that provide part time and temporary personnel are particularly aware of this potential problem.

Two groups of employees absolutely need to have crime free records and spotless characters. At the top of your company and the list is senior management. These employees have access to valuable and sensitive company information. You must be able to trust them implicitly. Their behavior with you and with customers and vendors will reflect on the firm, so they must be absolutely trustworthy.

Another group of employees where criminal records are especially relevant are those who deal directly with the public and must handle cash or credit card transactions. Think of the countless number of retail workers, cab drivers, variety store clerks, office workers and restaurant servers who may often have to handle payments over the counter or process credit card payments by telephone. In all of these cases a criminal record check, along with other types of background checks are absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of fellow employees and the long term well-being of the company.
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