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Company receives certification to screen candidates for jobs in Boston

Posted on October 1, 2011

A local company has received a special certification that will help in screening candidates for jobs in Boston.

Safer Places Inc., a firm providing pre-employment screening/background checks, tenant screening and security consulting announced it has received the Sue Weaver Consumer Awareness of Unsafe Service Employment (C.A.U.S.E.) Certification.

As such, Safer Places is committed to conducting background checks on service worker’s to the high standards of C.A.U.S.E. and to assist in bringing awareness to the national campaign launched to protect consumers in their homes.

The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E., Consumer Awareness of Unsafe Service Employment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2004 by Lucia Bone in memory of her sister, Cathy Sue Weaver who was raped and beaten to death in her suburban Orlando home in 2001 by a service worker.

C.A.U.S.E. Certification is a program designed to offer service providers a means of hiring safer employees, contractors and subcontractors. Annual criminal background checks are required on all employees, contractors & subcontractors before becoming C.A.U.S.E. Certified. Those companies participating in C.A.U.S.E. Certification will verify they are not sending known criminals into clients’ homes.

“A false sense of security often exists when someone comes to our homes representing a company we have hired to provide a service,” said David Sawyer, President of Safer Places, Inc. “But just because you trust the company you’ve hired doesn’t necessarily mean the employees they send into your home are not convicted felons.”

Said Sawyer, “C.A.U.S.E. Certification is designed to offer safety conscious consumers a means of identifying service companies that take their safety seriously; as a result, consumers and businesses are better protected.”