Statewide Criminal Record check
Hiring, doing business, making connections, networking, investing – all of these actions expose businesses to risks that can incur a very high cost if they aren’t properly mitigated. Most experts pin the cost for a single bad hire at around $17,000, but if that bad hire happens to be a criminal, the business could incur costs into the millions due to inventory loss, fraud, or negligence lawsuits.
At IMI, we believe that smart business intelligence and screening measures can help you eliminate these risks. Our Statewide Criminal Record Check provides an affordable and sensible solution when criminal history is needed. When you partner with IMI Data Search, you make it it easy to stay on top of risk mitigation needs without strapping your budget or risking compliance accidents along the way.
IMI Data’s Criminal Record Checks grant you fast and reliable access to business intelligence and reports pulled from numerous databases in your chosen state. All information is triple-checked and verified for accuracy for absolute client confidence.
What is a Statewide Criminal Record Check?
Statewide Criminal Record Searches are a powerful screening tool that screens candidates and connections for criminal red flags at the state level. This report reviews information pulled from databases within the state, rather than more extensive and unreliable federal databases or smaller county-level records. A statewide criminal record check is more thorough than county criminal record checks but do not review national databases.
When you request one of these criminal searches, we immediately go to work for you. Our first task is to identify which databases are most relevant to your case. We then request the information on your behalf. We select screening databases depending on your state or chosen screening area; for example, state databases for Texas will differ from state databases for California.
All Criminal Record Checks, regardless of your pre-chosen relevant red flags in your case, pull information from multiple databases. This includes County Criminal Databases, the Department of Corrections, local courthouse records, police records, your state’s Sex Offender Registry, and any other available in-state resources we can find.
State criminal record checks can be tailored to your needs, rather than chosen from a cookie-cutter package. Upon request, we can include just a single state or multiple state-level records for more than one state. We can also limit your report to specific areas, such as within a certain radius of a school or business.
Why You need Statewide Criminal Record Checks
A statewide Criminal Record Check can reveal a surprising amount of information about candidates and/or networking connections and their interactions with the Justice System. Reports include state or county warrants, County Court records, traffic violations and infractions, misdemeanors, state-specific felony convictions, and all other state-level criminal court records.
Primarily, this criminal record check gives you the power to understand whom you are hiring and working with. Whether you are hiring an executive, a manual laborer, or a cashier at your retail store, this report will give you valuable insight into your potential hire.
Specialized industries also benefit greatly from Statewide Criminal Record Checks. California state and federal laws prevent businesses from hiring people with criminal records that represent a risk to specific roles within specifically identified vulnerable or protected industries, including:
- Law enforcement
- Other high-risk sectors
Running Criminal Checks with IMI Data Search lets you remain compliant with these requirements. It also protects your right to refuse employment based on criminal record information. This report also creates a paper trail that identifies how, when, and where you fulfill requirements to move forward with Adverse Action.
Criminal Record Searches also support businesses who are hiring for positions of trust. These positions include managerial, executive, finance, security, or law enforcement positions. These jobs carry an immense amount of power and confidence. A bad hire may abuse this power through embezzlement, theft, client abuse, or public relations disasters.
The Risk of White-Collar Crime
Research tells us that thorough screening can also lower risks to your business by preventing white-collar criminals from accessing your company. Our Statewide Criminal Record Check identifies significant red flags. This includes past convictions for white-collar crimes against an employer or an individual.
Consider these frightening statistics:
- Business losses caused by unscrupulous behavior on the part of executives are often up to 16 times higher than losses caused by regular employees.
- Managers who commit white-collar crimes often cause up to four times more loss than regular employees.
- Surprisingly, the risk for a white-collar crime is not higher in sprawling corporate enterprises with thousands of people. Instead, statistics reflect a significantly higher rate in small to medium businesses made up of less than 100 people.
- The rate of white-collar crime itself is startling – around 5,400 incidents per every 100,000 Americans. For every 100 people you hire, you have a 5.4 percent chance of hiring someone who either has or will eventually commit a white-collar crime.
Even if you operate in a blue-collar industry, your business may still be at risk. Candidates with significant red flags, like past assaults, sex crimes, fraud charges, or even shoplifting convictions, may still cause your business harm. If the individual hired harms a client or employee, you could even be held responsible for failing to adequately screen.
How IMI Data Search Helps With Statewide Criminal Record Checks
IMI Data Search makes accessing your Statewide Criminal Record Check easier, safer, and more compliant. Use our online platform to order and receive your report online – most results return within as little as three days. We also provide expert guidance on all screening and compliance requirements across the labor market. This ensures you’re safe from accidental slip-ups and human-created errors.
As a verified E-Verify partner, you can trust IMI Data Search to deliver reliable, trustworthy results every time. Platform-based protective measures ensure top-notch privacy and security that exceeds industry standards. Your report will reveal what you need to know to feel confident about hiring decisions. It’s simply the right choice!