More Employers Adopting Continuous Background Checks on Employees

By Michael Sasso and | July 12, 2018

  • July 12, 2018 at 9:13 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Background checks on employees after hiring are meant to protect the company, their employees, and customers/ patrons. Assuming they are applied fairly, and not in a punitive manner to employees who allege violations of OSHA rules by their employer, or other legal violations, these make sense. Hedging on what I said above, there should be clear rules as to the application of background checks to protect US Constitutional rights of employees as regards personal privacy, HIPPA laws, etc. This means more bureaucracy, which, in this case, is a good thing.

    • July 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm
      Agent says:
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      Polar, since the privacy laws were passed, we have less privacy than ever. However, with the way the society is going, more and more crimes are committed, more people are getting hooked on drugs and resultant crime. People are getting DUI’s and employers, especially for commercial driving are right to check driving records on an annual basis.

      • July 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm
        Weird says:
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        Yeah, except crime rates have been dropping since 1980. Always enjoy your alternative facts.

        • July 12, 2018 at 4:57 pm
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          Who designated 1980 as the base year for crime trends?

          • July 13, 2018 at 7:39 am
            Ron says:
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            What’s wrong with 1980? Is 38 years is not long enough? What year do you propose?

          • July 13, 2018 at 7:42 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            I propose a series of years that capture the AVERAGE temperatures, over a long, credible time period. Apparently, you do not understand statistics and variance measures for cyclical patterns, and cherry-picking a specific year as a base period for a LONG cycle that occurs over hundreds of years.

          • July 13, 2018 at 7:47 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Oops! My reference above to hundreds of years was to the climate change article I just commented on minutes ago. For crime trends, the available years should be averaged and a mean value BASE YEAR should be selected after review of dozens of decades (not hundreds).

          • July 13, 2018 at 11:13 am
            Weird says:
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            Agent’s claim: More and more crimes are being committed.
            This is false, for nearly 40 years less and less crimes have been committed. The way this claim is worded does not need the context of a base year being established to falsify it.

  • July 12, 2018 at 9:37 am
    Vox says:
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    Such background checks are a cruel necessity. They need to be accurate and fair though.
    Many businesses and governments are hasty to fire people before due process has taken its course. In the final analysis, if you don’t do the background checks, the customer sues you. If you do the background checks, your employees or ex-employees sue you. It’s a can’t win situation for businesses and a can’t lose proposition for lawyers. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

  • July 13, 2018 at 12:50 pm
    think tank says:
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    I’ve found that management often has no clue as to what is going on in the company to begin with so what good will more data do?

    Managers often are the ones violating company policy to begin with, in the interest of sales or just their basic laziness.

    • July 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm
      Agent says:
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      So you are one of those cubicle dwellers who think managers are all bad. They should audit your computer and if you are a management hater, hand you your file box and send you on your way.

      • July 18, 2018 at 11:05 am
        think tank says:
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        No, all managers are not bad; but many are afraid of going out in the ‘customer’ field, as they say, and hide behind emails and texts to their subordinates. They are more comfortable telling others what to do, because they have no clue on how to do it themselves, or when faced with the reality of the effort it would take are too lazy. I’m sorry if this hurts someone’s feelings but it is true too much of the time. If you’ve ever worked someplace and you hear it asked, “Why do they need managers, anyway,” you know what I mean. Hopefully, you’ve worked where they have effective managers and this is not true.

        Management in the USA has always had trouble listening to the people with their boots on the ground; that’s not me, that’s history. If you study Toyota, for instance, they welcome employee feedback.

  • July 19, 2018 at 10:23 am
    Tom says:
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    Exactly why you need a reputable background check company.

  • July 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    think tank says:
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    good point background the managers constantly lol



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