When you hire a person on to your company, you are showing them a degree of trust above and beyond what you would give another average stranger on the street. Through working for you they often gain access to sensitive information, or are entrusted with jobs that directly reflect the reputation of your company. Before you bring a new person into the fold, making sure they are who they say they are is a common sense step to protecting your business. If you’re still not sure you need this, here are a few things to take into consideration.
Your interviewee may not be as honest as you think they are.
Of course, everyone is presenting themselves in the most flattering way possible when interviewing for a job. It would be senseless to do otherwise! But sometimes those lies can really cause a problem! If you’re hiring her to watch your shop alone, and she has several petty thefts under her belt, do you think you’ll be able to trust her with your own cash register? If he has a great line-up of trucking jobs in the past, but fails to mention he also has had several DUIs, can you really trust him on the road with vehicles that contain your brand’s name?
It ensures your potential employees’ incredible educational background is real
Desperate for a job, many potential employees are willing to embellish their resumes pretty broadly in order for a chance at a job. That may mean telling you outright lies in order to land that high-paying job. Many times you are hiring for experience in these specific backgrounds, and finding out your new hire is a fraud can make things very difficult for your company.
A background check tells you more than simply whether your current employee is a criminal or not. It is a way to find out if the person you met, and the person on the resume, is truly the person you will be hiring. Keep yourself and your company safe through the due diligence of a background check on every new employee.
Also, it is really important to hire a professional firm to conduct background checks. Make sure you check the credentials of firm, discuss your needs properly and communicate well to ensure all your requirements are fulfilled.