Posts Tagged ‘employee background checks’

Could Background Checks Have Prevented the WDBJ-TV Murders?

Last month was one of great sadness for America, but a sadness which comes with a bitter sense of familiarity. With the world still reeling from news of the on air murders of a reporter and a cameraman in Virginia, people are once again asking themselves ‘How was this allowed to happen?’ In a country…

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5 Reasons You Need to Conduct Employee Background Checks

For some businesses, running background checks can seem like an unnecessary expense. However, there are a variety of reasons that it’s a smart idea to always be diligent about checking your employees’ backgrounds, both before and after hiring them. 1. It Helps Weed Out Dishonest People Quite frankly, about half of the applicants you receive…

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How Private Investigators Can Protect Your Company’s Bottom Line

There are many aspects to running a business. One of them is to prevent employee fraud. Theft has been around since the beginning of time, and it is not going away any time soon. In fact, in the digital age, criminals are more sophisticated than ever before. However, by hiring private investigators, you can mitigate…

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The High Costs Of Not Running An Employee Background Check

Today, an estimated 90% of major employers in the country utilize employee background checks to ensure that their employees are being honest on their applications and that they’re a good fit for the business. These pre-employment screenings can look for fraudulent claims on an application, criminal history, financial history, and much more. It’s important to…

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The Importance Of Employment Background Checks

Your company needs every advantage that it can get in order to thrive in today’s business climate. It’s important to pay attention to everything from marketing to sales strategies and beyond, but many companies have now realized just how important the hiring process can be as well. Hiring the right employees is a must, and…

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Top Reasons Your Business Could Need A Private Investigator

Businesses don’t operate in a vacuum. They rely on teamwork and allies – not only from employees, but from partners, suppliers, vendors, accountants, and more. In short – you’ll likely end up doing business with a lot of different people in order to keep your company moving forward. From time to time, you might find…

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Are Workers Compensation Investigations Needed?

Any company will face challenges, and the key to success is obvious – keep your bottom line in the black. Bringing income into the business is important, but so is reducing the overall costs that your company incurs regularly. There are a lot of different things to consider in terms of reducing costs, and it’s…

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A Look at Reducing Internal Criminal Threats in Your Business

Most business leaders, understandably, focus their effort and attention on the day to day operations of managing their business and providing for their clients or customers. As a result, they are often unaware of, or not prepared to deal with, the significant risks they face from potential employee misconduct or criminal acts. In order to…

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Employee Background Screening: Could It Have Helped JPMorgan?

Not all employees are honest, trustworthy people. Case in point: A recent report published at usatoday.com by Kevin McCoy about an Ex-JPMorgan adviser who has been charged with fraud for allegedly stealing $20 million from customers. Michael Oppenheim, 48, took money from at least seven bank clients in a fraud scheme he operated from March…

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The NFL Conducts Background Checks On Top Draft Picks

At Radius Investigations, we frequently stress how critical it is for companies to conduct proper and thorough background screening on prospective employees. A proper background investigation can help protect not only the company itself, but also its employees and their families, the company’s brand, and its customers. Pre-employment screening should be standard practice for every…

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