Employers have many tools at their disposal to help them hire the best candidate for an open position. One of the most prevalent is the background check, which helps employers make informed hiring decisions and mitigates
the risk of workplace violence, employee theft, and negligent hiring lawsuits.
Consumer reporting agencies conducting background checks are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state and local laws. MSEC continually scans state and federal laws to ensure compliance.
The best background screens contain valuable information from a variety of resources:
- Criminal and civil record checks from county courthouses to international courts
- Driving record checks
- Verification of employment, education, and professional licensure
- Professional and personal reference checks
- Patriot Act Searches (terrorist watch lists) and Sex Offender Registry searches
Drug-and-alcohol testing is another effective tool at your disposal. A drug-and-alcohol testing program not
only deters employees from coming to work impaired, but discourages substance abusers from applying in
the first place.
Benefits of a drug-and-alcohol-free workplace are:
- Decreased health-care costs
- Reduced damage to equipment
- Lowered employee turnover and increased productivity
- Increase quality of your products and services
We partner with a trusted company to provide cost-effective local and national drug-and-alcohol testing. We have a broad selection of testing options, some of which are unavailable through any other source.
Finally, employment testing and assessment can help you determine whether an applicant has the necessary skills to be successful on the job. MSEC’s testing professionals work with you to develop validated online tests and assessments that best fit your hiring needs. These tests measure the candidate’s personality, attitude, cognitive reasoning, skills, and abilities.
Employers who use these tools have a safer, more secure work environment because they know who they are hiring. They also tend to attract candidates with the right skills for the job and enjoy higher retention rates. Call me with questions or for more information at 800.884.1328.