Would you marry someone you don’t know if they looked good enough on paper?
Would you actually go ahead and tie your destiny to someone that you’ve never met before, don’t know who he or she is, what they’ve done before or what interests do they have? Of course not!
Well, business is a lot like marriage, in that you have to choose an employee for a specific job and, for better or worse, you have to stick with them.
Of course, if finally it doesn’t work out you can part ways, but you could have avoided losing time and most likely money if you have looked into the matter beforehand.
Thus, when employing someone, it’s paramount that you conduct a background check.
The background check is the necessary process a company or hiring firm undertakes in order to make sure that the person they are hiring is a good fit for the entity and it won’t influence them in a negative way.
A background check can ultimately shed light on a candidate’s personal history, criminal record, education, employment history and even social media usage.
As the metaphor in the introduction tries to bring to light, once you hire someone, their past becomes yours as well. Would you want to link your image with someone that has maybe committed a crime, has a completely different set of values than those of your company or has outright lied in their resume?
Whatever dirt is in their past could become a blemish on your company’s image, and that should be avoided at all costs.
First of all, there’s no such thing as a free background check. Whoever tells you that is setting you up for false expectations. Each and every type of background check will require time and money.
At the very beginning, our advice would be to leave it to the professionals. We’re adept at providing the best services, including investigations and providing a complete report in order to help you make a decision.
That being said, there are a couple of steps each process needs to include:
Want to be more successful than the competition? Hire the right people with the right background!
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