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January 24, 2017

Employee background checks have become part and parcel of the hiring process for many companies, big or small, and whether potential employees relish the prospect of having their backgrounds delved into or not, it certainly gives company owners greater control and peace of mind, over who they employ. That isn’t to say that someone you take on with a clean background, won’t later prove themselves to be wrong for the job, but the risk is certainly reduced.

Recent surveys have shown that up to 70% of employers carry out background checks, but should you be unsure as to whether you and your company should carry them out, please read on to find out more:

Why should your company carry out background checks for job applicants? 

A wrong hiring decision can come back to haunt you, and with your company, its’ employees and clients to protect, you need to do everything that you can to make the right decision.

Conducting background checks is one way of helping to ensure that you find the right employee for the job, and helps to reduce the time and cost expended should you make a poor hiring decision.

There is also the risk of costly and reputation damaging lawsuits, should an employee that you didn’t make the effort to thoroughly vet, turn out to be unethical or dishonest. 

Here are some important points to consider when running employee background checks: 

The best way to ensure that you stay in line with federal and state requirements when conducting background checks for applicants, is by hiring the services of a professional company who deal with these on a regular basis. You will also get quicker and more accurate results. 

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