Ohio Background Checks
Health Street makes background checks in Ohio easy with a complete array of comprehensive, precise and detailed employment background screenings. Our Ohio background checks start with simple, fast criminal database checks and can be extended for a full view of a person’s history by looking at local and national records, educational records, past jobs, and more. Ohio background checks ensure you and your workforce are protected from an employee who lies on his or her job application or worse
Info for Background Checks in Ohio
Statistics on Crime in the State of Ohio
Despite the fact that Ohio has a lower overall violent crime rate than the national average, it’s still important to maintain cautious hiring practices by using background checks that give you as much relevant information as possible. This allows employers to consider and analyze all information available about any relevant convictions, including the nature of the conviction, how much time has passed, and any mitigating factors.
Protecting Employees and Customers with Background Checks in Ohio
There are many industries in Ohio that mandate background checks as an integral part of the hiring process. Typically, state law requires hiring managers to conduct background checks on employees who are working with vulnerable populations, like children or the elderly. Other public and private companies may choose to ask applicants to complete a background check as part of their hiring process — the choice is theirs to make. All of these background checks are processed through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation run by Ohio’s Attorney General.
In Ohio, the state government has implemented ban-the-box policies for all public sector employees statewide. There are also some municipal governments that have decided to take it a step further, and pass legislation prohibiting both public and private employers within their jurisdiction from asking about past criminal convictions on job applicants. Any industry or municipality that is covered by ban-the-box policies can only request a background check from applicants once a conditional offer of employment has been extended.
In 2016, the Ohio Fair Hiring Act was implemented, which prohibits felony convictions from being used against some public employees, unless the conviction took place while the person was employed as a public employee. This helps give non-violent convicted felons a fair chance at a new job, which can be a stepping stone to a better life.
What Background Checks in Ohio Does Health Street offer?
Criminal Background Check Packages
Health Street’s criminal background check packages always start with a Social Security Number Trace. From there, you can add specific background checks, choose from one of our most popular packages, or build your own.
Why Health Street For Ohio Background Checks?
Health Street combines industry knowledge, a commitment to accuracy, and a spirit of fairness when performing background checks in the Buckeye State. Comprehensive employment screenings keep you and your business from stumbling into legal problems. A thorough background screening is essential to confirming that your new hires in are qualified and honest.
Health Street’s combination of high tech and high touch make background checks in fast and reliable. We offer simple, secure web technology matched with local court runners to protect your company.
Due diligence is critical. Poorly performed background checks can expose you in the following ways:
In either case, you could be held legally liable. It is critical that you stay in compliance with local labor laws. Let Health Street’s experts conduct your background checks in New Mexico so you’ll know that your candidates have been fully and properly vetted before hire.
DOT Background Screening Services
If your business hires truck drivers, DOT regulations require that you reach out to prior employers as well as check the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for violations. You also need to run a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) to ensure that your drivers have a clean, safe driving record.
Health Street takes this work off of your hands and stores your Ohio background checks securely in the same convenient online portal where you can manage your DOT drug testing and random pool. We contact prior employers, check the Clearinghouse on your behalf, and report it all back to you in a comprehensive background check report, that includes:
Resume Review and Verification Checks
Education verification and reference checks are also critical to the pre-employment background checks in Ohio. Employers should also verify an applicant’s resume, confirming their: account_balance
Calling all of the schools and employers on a person’s resume to confirm if your applicant is telling the truth could take hours. Fortunately, Health Street can easily handle your Ohio resume and employment verifications quickly and effectively. We will flag any discrepancies and report them back to you.