Criminal checks help ensure workplace safety

While there are many security risks to consider, employing a potentially dangerous employee is one threat that can be avoided with the help of a criminal check during the all-important background screening process.

Rudi Kruger, GM: risk solutions at LexisNexis Data Services, says a criminal check is an essential practice during the recruitment process as it helps raise red flags before a job offer is made.

“Criminal checks conducted on a potential new employee helps the employer truly understand the candidate’s potential for dangerous behaviour by uncovering their history of illicit activity, past convictions and misdemeanours,” says Kruger. “A candidate with a history of violent behaviour or other physical crime can be considered a risk to employees because they are capable of repeat behaviour.” FULL ARTICLE

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