Why Do Employers Perform Extensive Criminal Background Checks Before Hiring?

Cloud Maven, Inc
4 min readJul 14, 2022
Criminal Checker

A CV cannot tell a prospective employer whether an applicant has a clean background. The common practice of doing a background check might extend the recruiting process overall. Today we will explain what a background check is, why employers conduct them, what information businesses may look for, and the best way to conduct one.

What is a Background Check?

A background check is one of the most important tools that you can use to protect yourself, your family, and your business. By conducting a background check, you can obtain valuable information about someone’s criminal history, financial history, and more. This information can assist you in making informed decisions about whether to trust someone, as well as determining whether a person continues to comply with your organization’s safety and security requirements.

How does a background check help an employer?

A background check can reveal details about a candidate’s previous employment history and any prior convictions. A thorough criminal background check provides information such as arrests, convictions, or other legal actions against the applicant. This can range from minor traffic violations to violent crimes such as murder or rape. Most businesses run background checks manually.

But what are the drawbacks of manual criminal background checks?

  • It’s expensive
  • You need to hire someone to do it
  • You need to train your staff

When conducting manual criminal background checks, you must ensure everyone knows what they should look for. Otherwise, you risk missing something. Training is necessary to ensure that your employees look at the right things and use the right criteria.

Numerous apps on the market claim to be able to identify a convicted person in minutes. However, most apps require a large amount of information from applicants, which must be entered manually. Aside from that, these are expensive and necessitate extensive coding knowledge.

Before choosing a criminal background checking app, consider the following factors.

  • Will it be possible to automate your workflow with it?
  • Does it necessitate complicated steps or prior coding knowledge to use?
  • Will it be able to generate instant reports and save them inside CRM?

Above all, and most importantly, you should prioritize whether it makes business decisions automatically. Most applications fail to provide all of these functions and will not benefit your organization in the long run.

Cloud Maven, Inc. recognized these difficulties and created a groundbreaking “Criminal Checker” application that will contribute to growth by increasing productivity. It does not require coding expertise, human intervention, multiple tiresome phases, or manual data saving.

How can Criminal Checker help you make informed decisions about applicants?

Criminal Checker is an advanced, cost-effective solution for background screening of new hires. It enables you to automate the entire process from beginning to end, with no human intervention or manual typing of information.

It conducts criminal and eviction checks using national and local criminal records from all the 50 states in the United States (Including Washington D.C). It also provides comprehensive details, including court records, incarceration records, terrorist watchlists, OFAC reports, and prison/inmate records. Probation/parole/release information, warrants and traffic records, limited international criminal records from Interpol and other sources, certificate against the social security administration Death Master File, etc.

You will get exceptional benefits on the go using our Criminal Checker; few are as follows:

Helps You Save Time and Money

Using the Credit Checker app can save time and cost. This is because you do not have to spend hours searching through records.

Gives You Peace of Mind

Knowing that your personal information and the workplace environment are secure gives you peace of mind. The app saves all the information inside your Salesforce org.

Easy to Use

Criminal Checker is easy to use and does not require any coding knowledge. The app automatically pulls the information from any Salesforce record. Then, the app will search its database and provide you with the results in seconds.

Comprehensive Details

The app is the most robust, providing you with the most insightful details about an individual, such as demographic information, alias name matching, court records, international criminal records, sex offenders’ records, OFAC violations, and SSN details without leaving the safe and secure Salesforce environment.

Use our enhanced background checking app to learn more about people you may be hiring. It only takes a few seconds to find the information you need that you had no idea was so easily accessible. Criminal Checker assists you in improving your hiring process. It allows for easy and scalable Salesforce integration as an API form into your existing workflow and checks your records in compliance with business policies. The app lets you make informed decisions on prospective hires, partners, contractors, and tenants. To manage a hassle-free business environment and keep your organization secure from fraudulent actions, you can schedule routine report pulls and establish employees’ background checks on a timely basis. The application is available on the Salesforce AppExchange with a 30-day free trial offer.

For any queries, please contact us at info@cloudmaveninc.com.



Cloud Maven, Inc

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