The majority of employers (80-90%) conduct background checks.
The primary benefit of pre-employment screenings is to help mitigate the cost of a bad hire by not only checking past criminal history and drug usage, but also checking if details stated on the resume are true and correct.
Statistically, around 32% of applicants falsify information on their resume and the average cost of a bad hire is $17,000.
Employers cannot afford not to conduct thorough background screenings. At an average package price between $10-$70 (depending on the comprehensive level), the long-term benefits of employment screening far outweigh the initial upfront costs.