Helping Hiring Managers Pull The Weeds

A crucial part of any hiring process should be employment background screening, pre-and post-hire. This gives hiring managers a glimpse into a person’s past behavioral patterns, propensities, and likely future behavior. You know their records were clean when you hired them, what have they done in the past 12 months? Anyone concerned with hiring safe and qualified employees wants to avoid the financial and legal nightmares of even one bad hiring decision, or hereafter a “weed”.

What is a “weed?”

A weed is someone who refuses to accept society or workplace rules. Weeds make their own rules, undermining a company’s mission, values, or vision. They often expect double standards, refuse to share knowledge, and won’t coach, teach, or lead by example.

Unfortunately, over time, an employee with a once-clean record can fall off that pattern into some sort of financial, legal or personal trouble, bringing risk into your workplace.

How we can help

At LaborChex, we understand that even if you performed a thorough background check when you hired an employee, this does not ensure they will remain risk-free after that point. Data from the Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems estimates  approximately 70 million Americans – roughly one in three adults – has some type of criminal conviction. As a result, leaders must continually “pull the weeds” or risk the growth of their employees and organization being stifled.

Thankfully, we offer a solution.

LaborClear is our monthly monitoring service that will alert hiring managers of an employee or volunteer’s arrest within the United States. This monitoring is possible through a computerized search of a database of over 500 million records.

These national criminal databases, known as multi-jurisdictional databases, can be a key part of the background screening process. They help catch unsuitable applicants by using a wider pool of information than what standard criminal history searches offer.

LaborClear is recommended for all employees. Has your employee been arrested or been to court as a result of a crime committed in the past year? Are they currently on probation? Has their driving record deteriorated? With this service, we run a multi-jurisdictional criminal record search every 30 days. If there are any new records since the last search, we investigate and verify, bringing you peace of mind.

For the cost of just a dime a day, 10 cents per employee, LaborChex can help hiring managers pull the weeds. Ensuring your workforce isn’t bringing risk into your company is vital. Laborchex wants to help hiring managers do just that.

Contact us today at 1-800-880-0366 or visit our website and see how LaborClear can protect businesses.


Contributed by Ricky Rayborn of LABORCHEX.