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Pre-employment Criminal Background Check Vital for Businesses

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium Can Help Screen Applicants

pre-employment criminal background checkFinding the right employee for your open position isn’t always easy. Besides going through resumes and conducting interviews, you also need to screen the applicant to make sure what he or she is telling you is the truth. Many people start out with a simple Google search of the applicant or see if he or she is on Facebook or other social media platforms. But those searches don’t go far enough: a pre-employment criminal background check assures you that the person you are hiring isn’t hiding anything. Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) provides you with that thorough check.

“Checking an applicant’s criminal background is a smart move before bringing him or her on board,” said WDTC President Mike Bray. “Most employers make their employment offer contingent on passing a drug test and criminal background screening.”

Depending on the position you are hiring for, the screening’s findings may or may not play an important role in your decision. For example, if you are hiring someone for a driving position and you find out they have several driving violations, you may want to rethink that decision. If the position involves handling money, you may not care as much about that speeding ticket.

WDTC can check criminal records in all 50 states as well as searches of federal, tribal and international records, providing you with a comprehensive look at your applicant.

“Hiring decisions are so vital. You want to make sure you’re making the right choice and these criminal screenings can provide you with peace of mind that you know exactly who you’re bringing on board,” Bray said.

WDTC provides affordable testing and screening services to businesses of all sizes. We can conduct a pre-employment criminal background check, drug testingemployee background check, DOT physicals, functional capacity evaluations and biometric wellness testing for potential employees. For current employees, WDTC is a nationally accredited Third Party Administrator and offers a Drug Testing Consortium to ensure your business stays compliant with federal DOT rules and regulations. Visit one of our offices in Green Bay, Fond du Lac or Madison to learn more about WDTC and its services. Contact President Mike Bray at [email protected] or visit

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