Background checks can help your food service business in three ways:
- Reduce theft
- Minimize liability for negligent hiring
- Maintain a safe working environment for all customers and employees
Businesses in the United States incur billions of dollars annually due to employee theft. Theft isn’t limited to cash because the food service industry uses a lot of consumables. Equipment, food, and alcoholic beverages are also vulnerable to theft.
The food service industry is dynamic and ever-evolving. It can be hard to keep up with the demands of this complex industry when there are high rates of employee turnover. The food service industry can be lucrative, but recruiting and training are expensive, and it can take months to get back what you invested in a new employee.
A background check’s criminal record review includes looking through criminal history files for any and all convictions and non-convictions, including cases that were not prosecuted or dismissed. A non-conviction will not appear for seven years, whereas a conviction can be reported at any time. If a convicted felon has their criminal record expunged, no crime will show up on a background check.