Conducting a Driving Record Check for Employment 27 Nov 2017

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Many who are hiring for an office job, or any position where the responsibilities don’t involve driving, may wonder why they should look at a candidate’s driving record for employment. The reason is that an employee driving record can give insights into a person’s character and help to give you a fuller picture of who they are. A challenge every hiring manager faces involves finding someone who is a fit for their company. Though the right fit includes more obvious factors such as education and experience, there is also the question of personality and whether the person is a good match for an organization’s culture.

This is hard to determine through a few interviews.

By revealing a history of accidents, ticket, DUIs, or the lack thereof, an employee driving record can shed light on how reliable and responsible an individual is. This isn’t to say a good worker is someone with a spotless driving record, but such information does add some color to who they are.

At Trusted Employees, we know that organizations have various reasons for looking at a candidate’s record. Therefore, we do a thorough check that goes above and beyond what many would expect.

Here’s what we do:

  • We check the status of the driver’s license to see if it is valid. You get a full report on the class of license, endorsements, suspensions, citations, restrictions, and accident history.
  • We dive deeper into this report and retrieve the accident history and deliver the results on your desktop.
  • For minor offenses, such as moving violations, records generally go back three or five years, though some states will go back as many as 10 years.
  • Whether driving is part of an employee’s work duties or not, a record of drunk driving can be cause for concern. Trusted Employees will pull records and check for any instances of a DUI.
  • The final component in our driving record for employment screening process is to report on any instances of reckless driving. This is a serious crime, is classified as a misdemeanor, and is viewed as a threat to public safety. Multiple offenses can result in a candidate forfeiting their vehicle and losing their license.

Learning about a candidate’s driving record is an invaluable step in the hiring process, and with our experience, you can be sure it is done quickly and with a high degree of accuracy.

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