Skip to main content

Benefit of Employment Screening

  1. Increase Productivity Employee background screening helps to decrease turnover Pre employment screening also promotes a drug free workplace by excluding candidates with serious drug offenses. Consequently, employee screening can lead to a more efficient and productive workforce
  2. Decrease Liability Developing solid pre employment screening policies and engaging in employment screening can show that the employer has exercised due diligence in the hiring process, helping to avoid negligent hiring lawsuits
  3. Reduce Workplace Violence Your employees want to feel safe on the job and they deserve protection employee background checks and other pre employment screening services can help weed out applicants with a violent past, decreasing the threat of a violent incident in the workplace
  4. Combat Fraud and Theft Pre employment screening prevents resume fraud by verifying the applicants’ previous education and employment. Additionally, pre employment background screening can identify prospective employees with a history of theft or embezzlement and eliminate them from the hiring process

Many employers are realizing the importance of pre-employment background investigations and are utilizing investigative companies to assist them with this responsibility. This vital information allows businesses to better evaluate their applicants, and avoid the possibility of a threatening or violent employee.

Pre-employment background investigations may include a criminal screening, DMV record research and a social security trace. Each search is thorough and conducted in a highly confidential manner, so you are assured that your information is accurate and current.

Why Conduct Pre-employment Screening?

The Society for Human Resource Management states 45% of all resumes contain one major fabrication.

  • The American Management Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said that 30% of all small business failure is caused by employee theft.
  • The Small Business Administration said that employees at all levels falsify their backgrounds.
  • According to the Bureau of National Affairs, from $15-25 billion is lost each year due to employee theft.
  • The Wall Street Journal said that 34% of all application forms contain outright lies about experience, education and the ability to perform essential functions of the job.
  • College and University registrars report that at least 60% of the verifications they receive contain falsified information.
  • Today, employers are increasingly turning to pre-employment background screening to minimize legal and financial risk to their companies. No longer can a company take an applicant at face value. Background checks are no longer a luxury, backgrounds checks are a necessity.

Advantage to Pre-screening employees

  • Reduces chance of injury to employees.
  • Reduces employee theft.
  • Reduces turnover.
  • Reduces workplace violence.
  • Reduces insurance premiums.
  • Increases productivity and employee morale
  • Discourages applicants with something to hide.
  • Uncovers falsified or “puffed” credentials.
  • Eliminates uncertainties in the hiring process
  • Demonstrates due diligence.
  • Encourages good applicants to be honest and truthful.
  • Saves money and time spent in recruiting, hiring and training.
  • Can help protect against negligent hiring lawsuits.

Is Pre-Employment Screening Cost-Effective?

With the cost of hiring a new employee averaging over three thousand dollars ($2,750.00), less than 2.9% can be attributed to the amount of a standard background screening check. A bad hire can mean an estimated loss to companies of approximately $33,000 in severance pay, training, wasted human resources time, possible search firm fees, loss of productivity, and impact on employee morale. The expense of a bad hire far outweighs the cost of an Employment Background Check. As with insurance, each employer must decide the level of protection they seek. Usually, the average cost of a background check is equivalent to the cost of a new employee’s first day of work.

The following searches are the most common types requested by our corporate and individual clients. EPIS, Inc. provides the following comprehensive employment and pre-employment background screening checks.

Empire Pacific Investigative Services

Private Investigator Beverly Hills

Our Client Reviews

Empire Pacific Investigative Services

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 210 reviews

Alberto R.

I highly recommend Mike and Empire Pacific Investigative Services. They are true professionals and the only ones I will contact should the need arise! The attention to detail is second to none!

Maria A.

I was very satisfied with the professional help That Empire Pacific gave me in handling my case. His information was timely and to the point. I would highly recommend him for any and all investigative assistance. He is the best!

Wolfgang R.

Great Service. I am so happy I founded this company. They helped me out in my time of need.

Brittany L.

I was happy with the service provided. I had quick updates as the matter went forward and I would say five stars of service

Thandi M.

We have used Empire Pacific Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.

Mary H.

It has been my pleasure to work with Empire Pacific Investigative Services over the past 10 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.

Martyna R.

Your service exceeded all our expectations. You are everything one hopes a true professional in this field of work would be: honest, direct, straightforward, responsive, knowledgeable and lightening fast. We would highly recommend your services to anyone with no hesitation.

Anthony E.

If you are looking for an experienced private investigator in California then you've found it. These P.I.'s know what they are doing. I look forward for the same commitment level in future from these guys.

Contact Us

Empire Pacific Investigative Services
1117 Sherbourne Dr.
West Hollywood,
CA 90069

Phone: (310) 657-3747

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Empire Pacific Investigative Services Inc., established in 1993 by three retired U.S. Federal Special Agents, offers a diverse range of investigative services individually tailored to our clients' specific needs. Throughout its years of service, EPIS has enjoyed an enviable reputation based on dedication to client service. Each member of our staff is highly skilled, thereby ensuring a knowledgeable team proficient in every phase of the investigative field.