The average lawsuit settlement for a NEGLIGENT HIRE in the U.S. is $1.5 MILLION.
Why should YOU pre-screen your candidates?
It promotes a safe and profitable workplace and it is an effective risk management tool that has been proven to significantly reduce the risk of a bad hire.
Having done a thorough background screen on an individual demonstrates “Due Diligence”. All employers have a reasonable duty of care in the hiring process. This means an employer must take reasonable steps to determine whether an employee is fit for a particular job. For example, if an employer hires a bus driver and does not take reasonable steps to determine if the bus driver has a criminal record, the company could be found liable if that driver assaults a passenger and a reasonable background check would have discovered the prior assaults.
According to the Small Business Administration, for every dollar an employer invests in personnel screening, the savings is up to sixteen dollars in :
- Increased productivity and profitability
- Reduced turnover
- Reduced absenteeism
- Safer Working environment
- Reduced insurance premiums
- Decreased employer liability