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There’s no doubt that employee background checks can be a useful tool for employers.  However, there are some who view employment screening as a tool only for larger corporations.  Our experts at ESS know that this isn’t the case, but from time to time we have to defend the viability of smaller companies conducting advanced background checks.  Believe it or not, but our years in the industry have shown us that, employment screening may even be more important for smaller businesses. Here are a few reasons why you should strongly consider employee screening if you own or operate a small business.

Employee Ambassadors

Every small business owner knows that maintaining positive relationships is imperative to success.  Smaller companies have fewer employees and that means fewer people who are representing your brand. Whether dealing with customers, clients or distributors, a bad interaction with your employees can wind up costing you money.  It’s important to screen any potential hires to learn more about their background, experience and whether they would be a good fit for your team. Don’t let a bad hire compromise the business you’ve worked so hard for.


Having employees who can promote your company’s image is great but it’s also necessary that they do their job right.  Unfortunately, many job seekers won’t hesitate to stretch the truth a little on their resume if they think it will help them secure a job.  When you hire an individual you should feel confident that their qualifications are legitimate. Conducting an advanced background check is the only way to truly verify a candidate’s education and employment history.  Save yourself time and money by making sure you make the right hire the first time around.

Workplace Safety

As an employer you are responsible for providing a safe work environment.  Part of that means mitigating the risk of hiring someone with a history of causing workplace hostility.  This may include people who have a record of theft, sexual harassment, or causing physical damage to coworkers or company property.  In this day and age hiring an employment screening company like ESS to conduct criminal background checks or a criminal records search needs to be a top priority.

At Employment Screening Services we love working with small businesses.  We’ll work with you to figure out what types of advanced background checks you need most and then we’ll cater our services to fit those needs.  Give us a call today for more information on how we can assist you during your hiring process.