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Your Top 3 Criminal Records Watch Questions – Answered!

Automated watch products are disrupting the screening industry. Forward thinking companies are signing up for products like Criminal Records Watch, an innovative tool provides alerts employers whenever an employee or contractor has a reportable criminal records history after they begin working for the employer.

It’s pretty simple: Criminal Records Watch leverages automated technology to provide you with alerts that give you the opportunity to initiate intervention or adverse action, without waiting for a periodically scheduled re-screen.

How likely is it that Criminal Records Watch will uncover anything?

More than you’d think! We recently ran the numbers aggregating our internal data and found that one out of every 100 employees run through the Criminal Records Watch database revealed a reportable criminal records history. Domestic abuse, illicit drug possession, and driving while intoxicated were all found in the results.

This feels a little invasive—what’s the common thinking around a program like this?

A watch program like Criminal Records Watch is an important facet of an employer’s overall risk management program, and it compliments an existing self-disclosure policy such as reporting criminal history information.

Is Criminal Records Watch FCRA compliant?

Yes.  The Criminal Records Watch product is designed to be an FCRA-compliant service, that delivers reportable criminal records history under applicable laws.

Criminal Records Watch is ideally suited to monitor those positions that require an additional level of trust or certification, particularly those in the healthcare, education, and financial services industries. If this sounds like your business – or you want to take that next step to keep your business safe – check out our video on Criminal Records Watch or contact your account manager today!

If you have any further questions, feel free to attend of our weekly Criminal Records Watch webinars in February. Click here for more information.

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