Criminal history: check, check

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Background checks are not a waste of time or money. Here's why.

Feel like background checks are a waste of time or money? A study released by InfoLink Screening Services shows that 8.3 percent of all screened applicants had criminal records, 3.3 percent tested positive for illegal drugs, and 26.4 percent had discrepancies in their reported past employment. Good news: Of 14 industry categories, the healthcare industry, including the veterinary profession, tied with the finance industry for the lowest percentage of applicants who turned up hits on criminal search screenings—6.1 percent.

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