Added by Pat Williams on April 1, 2012
The founders of IDentifyPI a leading online background check service, are pleased to announce the launch of their new website.
“Background checks have become one of the most useful tools for people who need to make decisions about potential employees, tenants, drivers, babysitters or anyone new in their lives. Historically, background checks have been time consuming and cost prohibitive for many except major corporations and government agencies. Today, however, security companies have harnessed available information and communication technologies and are able to provide thorough and affordable background checks to all businesses and individuals seeking peace of mind,” said a spokesperson.
According to the company, background checks are most commonly used as part of a pre-employment screening, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2009, more than 572,000 workers were victims of violent crimes such as rapes, assaults and robberies while on the job. Approximately 500 to 600 work site homicides also occur each year. The company says background checks provide the information business owners and managers need to avoid hiring job candidates with violent criminal histories – they offer information that can keep a work environment safe and for employees and clients.
The founders of IDentifyPI say background checks sift through hundreds of millions of criminal and legal records, quickly and discreetly. Employers, landlords and anyone with a doubt or concern can tailor a criminal background check to provide any specific and relevant information for each individual case.
The company says some states are adopting specific laws regarding background checks. Most of these laws involve issues such as informing applicants that a background check will be conducted, or providing a copy of a report when an applicant is denied a job or an apartment because of information that has been uncovered. In most cases, employers and landlords are protected from any liability for using information on a background check to make a decision.
“Some criminal justice reform advocates argue that people who are trying to rebuild their lives are denied opportunities for jobs and housing because of incidents reported in background checks. They argue that background checks ultimately force anyone with a criminal history to remain involved in illegal activities because there are no other options. There is a growing movement in some areas to limit the types of information that can be included in a background check report. However, most law enforcement professionals agree the public has a right to be informed, and background checks provide valuable information to anyone concerned about personal and public safety,” said a spokesperson.
For more information visit IDentifyPI at http://www.identitypi.com/criminal-background-check