Interested in Becoming a Crime-Free Certified company?
This is not for every company. In face, it is not for many companies out there. The facts are that one out of six contractors has a criminal history. If you're an employer, the chances are that you may have employees who do not meet the high standards of the Crime-Free Choice program. That does not mean that you should not start down the road to certification. We recommend that you start today with your new hires. This gets you going in the right direction. When you only hire those who are crime free, your organization starts taking on a new feeling and direction. You should also start talking about the new background checking system that you will be implementing soon. This gives your employees a moment to see the value of it and also those who know they will not pass such a check to understand what you are moving towards. Many times employees who may have "Forgotten to put a crime on there application" start looking for another job.
A manager of a large company asked us recently if we could approve a less thorough background check. Our answer was and is no. We cannot. The line is clearly drawn here. When he was asked why, his answer was that he did not want to loose good employees. We can understand that point but when it comes to the safety and security of your customers, it's something you need to consider. After starting down the road of certification by doing the approved background checks from CrimShield, things changed for that company. Within a couple months the employees who were of concern moved on to other jobs. They saw what was coming. The new hires all were approved in the system already and they were able to have all their employees become crime free certified. They are now a Crime-Free certified company and are able to use this in their marketing and become part of this exciting program.
If being part of these elite groups of contractors, service providers, educators and professionals who have caught the vision of what this means to their current and prospective customers, send us an email or give us a call. We would love to talk with you. We are starting Chapters in many areas. Don't see one on this page, don't worry, we can customize an area for you and help you with the tools and system to build a certified network in your town.
Some of the benefits of joining a chapter is monthly networking meetings, trainings, cooperative advertising, shared expense booths at home shows and events in your area and referrals! Why would you want to refer outside your chapter? Building the value of the ChooseCrimeFree network builds your own value. When each and every employee, tech, owner and customer shares the vision of a single place to find a certified crime free company, it becomes almost contagious. Phone books are a thing of the past. Trying to build a brand via radio, TV and print will most likely set you back much more than it brings in and takes years to work. Having a great group of quality companies like yours out there pushing your brand along with them can be the best value for your effort. What's more exciting about it still is that you are not paying anything for those referrals.
Once you reach certified status, we will build a profile page on your company and the services you perform. It will link to your own URL to help bring you up on search pages. We also actively market our sites for the front pages of Google, Yahoo, Bing and many other search engine sites. This becomes another front door for your, provides excellent quality, related links back to your site elevating it too. You will also be able to advertise the Crime-Free Choice and Choose Crime-Free logos with links back to our sites too.
There is an old quote from back in the 1950's that states:
"Being in business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You may know what you're doing but no one else does"
What's your wink? Do your customers know the special things you do that your competition doesn't do. Even if they do a similar things, do they tell anyone about it. Don't wink in the dark. We wink right at our customers letting them know that we are crime-free certified and LOVE it. They appreciate what we bring to the table and it seems to cement us in with them as their "only" choice to use. Why would they want to risk doing business with a company who doesn't care enough to prove they do background checks.
Come to a Chapter Meeting Near You
Meet and mingle with other local companies who believe like you that providing excellent customer service backed up by a staff that customers will be comfortable with in their homes and offices is a winning combination. Meet other business owners and professionals who share this core belief and that are building their businesses strong in spite of the economy. Learn what a competitive edge you can have on your competition. All service industries have many companies who are willing to cut corners, not hire good people and skirt the rules to try to get ahead. Those companies come and go. Don't be one of them. come join us and help build a strong network of service companies in your community and be part of this exciting opportunity. Send us a message and one of our Chapter Leaders will contact you shortly.