Hank Balevic, the President of Fidelity Data Service is a private investigator who has screened thousands of job applicants over the years. The veteran has continued to tell the dynamite consumer rights story involving the abuses of applicant background screening and how important it is for all categories of companies across different industries to pay attention to proper screening of their potential employees to avoid troubles in the future.
There has been an undesired increase in the incidence of workplace crime in recent times. According to a report published on CNBC by Elaine Pofeldt, workplace crime costs businesses in the United States over $50 billion yearly. Another report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners revealed that the theft of noncash property increased from 10.6% of company fraud cases in 2002 to 21% in 2018. Several factors have been attributed to this rather unfortunate phenomenon. However, one major driver of workplace crime is the lack of adequate background checks by employees on their potential workers. This highlights Hank Balevic’s plight, especially as regards the use of automation and illegal background checks to locate criminal records, which often misinforms employers and endangers the business.
The use of automation to locate criminal records has been largely deficient, as it leads to terrible mistakes, including branding innocent applicants as criminals. Consequently, such applicants are rejected and innocent looking yet unscrupulous individuals get the job. This explains the rise of workplace-related and violent crimes.
The situation, according to Hank, is even more disheartening as rejected applicants are often oblivious of the cause of the rejection and are not provided with the criminal report, even when they are told it is because of a criminal offense. Unfortunately, tons of applicants are not aware that their rights have been violated, as provided by the FCRA.
Hank Balevic is consequently looking to bring everything to bear as he highlights the issue and several other consumer-related topics. Hank and his team at Fidelity Data Service serve different categories of clients, including Employers, Temporary Employment Agencies, Car Dealerships, Property Management Companies, Home Owner Associations (HOA), Condominium Associations, and Apartment Complexes.
In addition to doing background checks for clients, Fidelity Data Service also does verifications, credit reports, and searches – national and international.
For more information about Fidelity Data Service and the solutions offered by Hank Balevic and his team, please visit – www.fidelitydataservice.com.