In manufacturing and industrial settings, employee background checks can help:
- Maintain Workplace Safety – Screen employees who will be working with heavy equipment, dangerous machinery or toxic chemicals.
- Reduce Turnover – Avoid hiring unreliable employees to reduce absenteeism and turnover-related costs.
- Protect the Company and its Reputation – Prevent theft and workplace violence. Screen employees who interact with the public, such as repairmen and delivery truck drivers.
Common Background Checks Requested:
Hiring employees who are free of illegal drugs can help prevent on-the-job accidents and maintain product quality.
Check applicants’ criminal history in order to guard against theft, workplace violence and other unethical conduct.
Check references and verify past employment to maintain or help improve employee productivity.
Verify social security numbers of potential employees, while also obtaining any additional addresses or aliases that the applicant may have failed to disclose on the job application.
Electronically compare information entered on the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9, with records contained in SSA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases to help verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.
Manufacturing and Industrial companies may also wish to conduct other background searches such as motor vehicle record (MVR) searches, social security administration searches, and worker’s compensation searches.