Ever wonder why background checks are important? Background checks help with screening out bad candidates. Some employers think they are a hassle, not worth the money; but what if you could weed out a potential employee who recently cost another business over 2200 LOST HOURS? A recent case in California involves an employee, the DMV, and over $40,000 in lost wages.
This particular employee had a nasty habit of sleeping at their desk. One may forgive a small nap of five minutes or so, but not three to four hours a day. EVERY DAY…FOR THREE YEARS!!! Of course, things at the DMV tend to take time, so it’s only natural this case took THREE YEARS before anyone thought it may be a problem! While a background check might not show this type of behavior, it would raise the question of how and why an applicant could be fired from the DMV.
Thankfully, Blueline has your back throughout the entire screening process (platform-process-data-reporting-disclosures) and across all states and jurisdictions. Screening Out Bad Candidates will save you money in the long run. So if you find yourself questioning whether a background check is “worth it,” ask yourself if you can afford over $40,000 with nothing to show for it.