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The Background Screening Provider You Can Trust
Enabling Business · Expanding Capabilities · Protecting Reputations

We are The Cedalius Group. We are one of the most innovative Consumer Reporting Agencies in the industry. We are the employment background screening provider you can trust. We provide comprehensive background and screening research that includes criminal records, verifications, drug testing,  credit reports, and consulting services. Our versatility allows us to shape our software-as-a-service (SaaS) employment background screening platform to fit our clients’ needs. 

    

Did You Know?

•  53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information
   (SHRM, 2003)

•  39% of all background checks are returned with at least one
   serious flag

•  Substance abusers change jobs as often as 3 times per year
   (Worker    Substance Use and Workplace Policies and
   Programs,    2007)

•  In 2008, employee theft was responsible for the majority of
    retail shrinkage at $15.9 billion

•  In July 2016, 35% of all consumer litigation plaintiffs had
    sued at least once before under consumer litigation statutes

•  10% of all county criminal record checks and 10% of all
   education verifications return serious flags

•  In 2008, employee theft was responsible for the
   majority of retail shrinkage at $15.9 billion

•  In July 2016, 35% of all consumer litigation plaintiffs had
    sued at least once before under consumer litigation
    statutes

•  10% of all county criminal record checks and 10% of all
   education verifications return serious flags

•   23% of employment verifications return serious flags

•  39% There is no true centralized nationwide criminal
   records repository available to the public

•  34% of all job applications contain outright lies about
   experience, education, and ability to perform essential job
   functions (WSJ, 2003)

•   More than 75% of substance abusers are employed
    (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
    Administration, 2008)

•  From 2015 to 2016, FCRA-related lawsuits against
   employers and their information providers increased by
   over 500%

•  So-called “national” criminal databases house less
   than a quarter of nationwide criminal records, and about
   80% of county records are not included in these databases

•   Workplace violence accounts for approximately 18% of all
   violent crime

•  9% of job applicants claimed to have a college degree
    they had not earned; listed false employers; or identified
    jobs that simply did not exist (Repa, 2001)

•  75% of all employees steal at least once (U.S. Chamber of
   Commerce, n.d.)

•   National criminal history databases have a 41% error
    rate

•  The top five courts where FCRA-related lawsuits were filed
   against employers and information providers were
   Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Brooklyn
    in 2016

•  Negligent hiring cases have had verdicts up to $40 million
   (Gurtin vs. Nurse Connection, et al., 2002)

•  The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average
   cost of a single bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the
   first year’s potential earnings

•  It costs $7,000 to replace a salaried employee; $10,000
   to replace a mid-level employee, and $40,000 to replace
   a C-suite executive

•  1.75 million days of work are lost each year by victims of
   workplace violence, according to a U.S. Department of
   Justice survey, accounting for $55 million in lost wages
   every year

•  According to the US Small Business Administration, for
   every dollar an employer invests in employment
   screening, the return on investment ranges from $5-16,
   resulting from improved productivity, reduced absenteeism, lower turnover – and decreased employer liability.

•  34% of all application forms contain outright lies about
   experience, education, and ability to perform essential
   functions on the job.

•  Approximately 30% of employees admit to stealing from
   their employers. Of the perpetrators 41.2% are managers,
   39% are employees, and 19.3% are owners or executives.

•  Eighteen percent of online U.S. adults have
   had have had “important personal information stolen”
   such as their Social Security Number, credit card,
   or bank account information. That’s a 63% increase
   over of the results of a July 2013 survey where 11%
   reported the theft of personal information.