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Why You Need to Perform Background Checks in Sectors with High Turnover Rates


Keyboard and Magnifying Glass In the world of employee background checks, there are vulnerable sectors where it is imperative to perform background checks for the sake of public safety. The term “VSS” refers to a vulnerable sector search. This applies to instances where an individual will be working with children or the elderly. However, VSSs are not available for corporations to conduct themselves.

There are many different types of searches that an organization may want to perform based on the job description of the role. These may include any situation where the applicant is responsible for valuable goods, in charge of mitigating food contamination, or even engaging in simple interactions with the public. In fact, one would be hard pressed to name a single occupation where background checks wouldn’t improve the quality of hires and where being cognizant of an applicant’s criminal history wouldn’t be valuable when making a hiring decision.

The logic for not doing a background check typically boils down to one of three reasons. There is a high rate of employee turnover, the cost of a background check is too high to justify, or the risk of a bad hire is small enough to justify saving the time and money needed to screen a possible candidate effectively.

High turnover rates are either attributed to adverse working conditions or a poor job fit. Individuals who consent to a background check will typically only do so if they have a clean record and can verify the information that they have provided. By subjecting employees to background checks, you mitigate the risk of running low retention rates.

Finance The cost of a bad hire has long been explored, documented, and proven to impact your bottom line, brand perception, and existing employee morale. A background check is an investment, and it could certainly be a cost absorbed by the employee even in situations where the role is temporary.

When one considers just how quickly a background check can be produced (1–4 hours), saving time by not doing a background check just doesn’t hold water. Ultimately, by not screening an employee, you are signaling that you are comfortable with the risk of employing potentially high-risk individuals.

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In sectors with high turnover rates, background checks are crucial to maintaining the integrity and safety of the work environment. ISB Global Services understands the unique challenges that these sectors face. Accordingly, it offers tailored solutions that streamline the hiring process without compromising on diligence. By providing comprehensive and timely background checks, ISB Global Services aids organizations in quickly yet carefully making hiring decisions, helping to stabilize and strengthen their workforce in a fluctuating landscape.
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