Source:  Society for Human Resource Management

Source: Society for Human Resource Management

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, in 2012 69 percent of organizations reported say they do criminal background checks on all their candidates.

There are many benefits of doing background checks. Many organizations believe they get a higher quality of candidate. A background check often results in:

  • Fewer applications with serious criminal issues
  • Encourages honesty
  • Applicants that care about a safe work environment

Many industries have to do background checks because of federal or state laws. Healthcare, finance, government, and education are just a few industries that often find background checks to be a requirement. Insurance, retail, and the hospitality industries often do background checks to help ensure they are getting the right people.

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