Employee Turnover

It is no secret that employee turnover is incredibly costly. In fact, one study shows that a single worker turnover can cost upwards of $15,000! And that’s just the direct costs.

Can comprehensive background checks reduce turnover?

Absolutely! Background checks help promote a safe working environment and they keep employees honest. They also help increase the quality of the candidates applying.

Q: What are the indirect costs of turnover?

A: There are many, and most come in the form of time. The amount of time it takes to set up and conduct interviews, time to go through candidates, and the amount of time it takes to train a new hire are a few examples. Another major indirect cost is the affect turnover has on morale of the company.

Q: Morale costs? What is that?

A: Because the other employees will have to cover the workload of the employee that left, they will be under greater stress to balance everything until someone new can be hired and trained – this is the major impact of morale costs.

75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable.

Want to see how we can help mitigate employee turnover with a comprehensive background check? Contact us now!

Feel free to give us a call, shoot us an email, send a carrier pigeon, whatever! We will respond and work one-on-one with you to develop a background screening package that fits your needs as well as works to bring in the highest quality candidates to decrease your cost of employee turnover.

Two Way Street

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I am just sitting at my computer and trying to make some sense out of what is happening in our country.

We had a police shooting of a civilian just down the road from our office. The location actually is immaterial. Except it maybe is very material because it magnified the situation. I know it shouldn’t have happened. It shouldn’t have happened. Not in New York or LA or Chicago….but certainly not in Falcon Heights Minnesota.

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Background checks for household employees

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Background checks for your household employees. (Nannies, cleaners, caregivers…)

We suggest treating the employment of a household worker just as you would treat the employment of someone in any business.

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Keep calm, making a decision about background screening services isn’t that hard.

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Here’s how to choose the RIGHT background check service for your business.
Read the differences between DIY and full service companies. What is best for your needs right now as a business owner?
1. Call McDowell Agency kidding but not kidding

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I’m grumpy…and here’s why

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Living in a bubble
Some people call me Crabby. It is not my favorite nickname….I prefer “wonder man.” Not that anyone calls me that, but it would be nice! So what’s my point? Well the old saying is you can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear and today you can’t make a government program something that it isn’t.
I’m upset, confused and extremely concerned about not only the care our elderly receive in this country but especially upset with the abuse, the injuries, the theft of money or medicine that they need. It is outrageous. It makes me crabby!

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Why Drug Test in the Work Place?

Business woman with a laptopWhy should we care about workplace drug testing, and why should we be discussing the issue more often? Because it has an impact on performance and productivity, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] (SAMHSA, 2009). It seems that many of the arguments that proponents of drug testing in professional sports put forth can also hold true in the mainstream workplace. [Read more…]