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Fundamental Research, Inc.


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Fundamental Research, Inc. is a full service, nationwide background screening company that utilizes a network of experienced and tested researchers around the country. Our management team has ten years of industry experience and knowledge that allows us to assist our clients in making appropriate hiring decisions. We work hand-and-hand with our clients to establish an internal due diligence system that will assist them in finding, hiring, and retaining the right employee for the position while remaining compliant with federal and state laws and regulations.

Why Screen

Would you give the sales clerk at your neighborhood coffee shop keys to your house because she seems like a trustworthy person? We didnít think so. Unfortunately companies are taking risks such as this when hiring a new employee without performing a background check. Employees are responsible not only for the position they are hired but also in creating and developing relationships with customers, maintaining a productive and congruent work environment, and at times, responsible for highly sensitive industry and financial information.

The direct costs related to a companyís labor force are usually the first or second largest expense. These expenses include recruitment, training, and benefits to name a few. With thirty-six percent of a companyís revenue dedicated to human capital, it is vital for a company to make the right decision the first time.

The consequences of hiring the wrong individual can be:

  • The loss of productivity and knowledge
  • Disruption in work flow and/or employee morale 
  • Damage to credibility and/or brand image
  • Work place violence and/or theft
  • Litigation

The Insurance Information Network of California reports that lawsuits regarding negligent hiring translated to $500,000 in settled cases and $3 million in cases that went to trial. Employers in California lost 60% of all negligent hire cases in 1999 as reported by The Reish & Luftman Practical Guide to Employment Law, October 2002.

On May 20, 2003, Business Week Online reported that employee dishonesty costs U.S. companies over $50 billion annually and 46% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.

ADPís 2003 Hiring Index reported the following facts regarding records checked:

  • 5% of applicants had a criminal record within the last 7 years
  • 44% had a driving record with one or more violation/convictions
  • 51% of employment, education, or credential references revealed a difference of information than what was provided

Fundamental Research Inc.ís friendly and knowledgeable staff can assist you in avoiding these pitfalls by helping you to create a hiring process that is compliant with all laws and regulations while protecting the privacy and rights of the applicant. Our online ordering system will allow you to order searches that will fit your needs and receive the results in a safe, secure manner.

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