Background Checks Weed Out Bad Employees
One of the
most alarming concerns with hiring cleaning companies, is the concern
regarding effective background checks. After all, reports convey, “with a
pre-employment screening program in place in your business, you can discourage
applicants with possible troubled histories from applying for open positions. Per
the Society for Human Resources Management estimates, over half of the resumes
received by potential employers contain misleading or false background
information.” (Webmaster, 2014)
Additional study conveys, “making a deep background investigation of potential employees is an integral part of the hiring process that can benefit your company in many ways.” (2014)
However, not all background checks provide in-depth details about a perspective employee. In fact, some back-ground checks only include:
For a credit report background check, studies show, “when you use consumer reports to make employment decisions, including hiring, retention, promotion or reassignment, you must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces the FCRA.” (www.ftc.gov)
Furthermore, “employers who use “investigative reports”-reports based on personal interviews concerning a person’s character, general reputation, personal characteristic, and lifestyle-have additional obligations under the FCRA. These obligations include giving written notice that you may request or have requested an investigative consumer report, and giving a statement that the person has a right to request additional disclosures and a summary of the scope and substance of the report; See 15 U.S.C. section 1681d(a), (b)).” (2017)
When using employment history, studies convey that using employment background checks are limited to the details available. Most employment background checks provide limited details on where potential employees formerly were employed. Such reports also limit the details of how perspective employee character, absentee, and work-habits are.
On the other hand, conducting housing history background reports also provides limited details. In fact, this report tends to provide details about the locations and all, addresses the potential employee had for the past five-years. Using housing reports aren’t necessarily instrumental in providing essential information that helps make a determining decision about employment.
Moreover, when using criminal background checks, most states have laws limiting the number of years a background check can be conducted on potential employee criminal past. In fact, “thirteen states enacted laws in their 2010-2011 legislative sessions to expunge and seal low-level offenses after a discrete number of years. Three states passed laws to limit the liability of employers that hire people with criminal records.” (Solomon, 2017)
In many instances, criminal background checks go back ten years. For instance, to receive a Top-Secret clearance employment position, the government conducts a ten-year, criminal background check. For a “Confidential” security-level position, government criminal history background checks go back 5-7 years. (SBA.gov)
These are just a few details Allen Maintenance Corporation takes into consideration when hiring employees for their cleaning positions. Being aware of the characteristics each employee possesses, and knowing if an employee has had previous negative behavior, enables Allen Maintenance Corporation, to maintain low-level theft and property damage to client’s property when contracted to clean internally.
Therefore, when determining how effective Allen Maintenance Corporation is about investigating its employees’ and protecting the assets of clients when Allen Maintenance Corporation employees are on client’s campus; rest assured, Allen Maintenance Corporation maintains a high-level, due diligence, to protect all client’s property.
Webmaster. (2014). Stony Brook University. Private Investigators and the Importance of Background Checks. Retrieved from: https://you.stonybrook.edu/privateinvestigator/2014/10/08/private-investigators-and-the-importance-of-background-checks/
FTC.gov. (2017). Using Consumer Reports. Retrieved from: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/using-consumer-reports-what-employers-need-know
Solomon, A. (2017). National Institute of Justice. In Search of a Job: Criminal Records as Barriers to Employment. Retrieved from: https://www.nij.gov/journals/270/Pages/criminal-records.aspx
Ramos, J. (2017). U.S. Small Business Administration. Obtaining a Security Clearance for Your 8(a) Company and/or Employee. Retrieved from: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/jacksonville/resources/obtaining-security-clearance-your-8a-company-andor-employees?leavingSBA=https://www.dss.mil/GW/ShowBinary/DSS/about_dss/contact_dss/dod_sec_services_center
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National Commercial Cleaning News
One of the daunting tasks associated with operating a regional commercial cleaning service, is finding the best electronic marketing platforms, to share information about the services, we provide. After all, regional commercial cleaning competition is fierce!
Luckily, with time and effort, we’ve learned about some invaluable news sources, we’d like to share with you. In fact, just recently, a search query landed our electronic marketing specialist, on the contact page of Cleaning Business Today. This information source seeks business articles from regional commercial cleaning service providers.
And lastly, we learned about Cleaning and Maintenance Management, who offers a digital magazine that includes a directory of cleaning and maintenance companies and classifieds. However, what I found most intriguing about this news source, is that it offers a forum for industry related discussions.
As a commercial cleaning service provider operating in the Eastern District of Michigan, we are always interested in learning about electronic marketing platforms for commercial cleaning service providers. Having reliable news mediums to share and disseminate news through, about the services we offer, helps us connect with leads that build long-term business partnerships.
Today, Allen Maintenance Corporation, provides quality commercial cleaning services to Top Tier corporations deeply rooted in Michigan, such as PepsiCo, LORD, and Bridgestone Fire Stone, to name a few.
Therefore, without digital news sources, we would be limited to whom we share news with, about our services. If you are aware of additional digital commercial cleaning news mediums, please let us know, and we will continue to do the same.
Allen Maintenance Corporation
Cleaning Business Today.com. (2017). Retrieved from: http://cleaningbusinesstoday.com
Clean Link.com. (2017). Retrieved from: http://cleanlink.com
Cleaning & Maintenance Management. (2017). Retrieved from: http://www.cmmonline.com/publications/1
COMMERCIAL CLEANING AWARENESS TRAINING
Understanding the importance of integrating commercial cleaning services in your business or organization’s daily operations requires professional training and awareness. Therefore, Allen Maintenance Corporation has provided a training video from the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (ISSA). To help reinforce the knowledge shared in this training video, a quick quiz has been designed.
Please take a few moments to gain these important facts about commercial cleaning for your business or organization. And, contact Allen Maintenance Corporation, if you have questions or would like to begin learning how to build a partnership.
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