Business owners take a big risk when they simply hire an employee without knowing anything about who they are. During an interview the potential employee is going to tell you what they want you to know about them, but they are likely to leave out what you should know about them. They can sound like the perfect candidate when they leave out their questionable background. It may be important for you to know that they have been convicted of a crime, especially when it's an issue for the line of work that your company conducts.
They may have a past, such as a conviction for fraud or theft that would change how you feel about allowing them to handle the company finances or having access to important information. They may also have been found guilty of a sex crime and this may be inappropriate for your clientele. An employee who has a history of substance abuse or violence could potentially damage the reputation of a company that you have built up. They may cause you to lose clients or break the trust of the clients you do have. If they have a bad driving record, you may not want to hire them as your delivery person, especially since you may be liable for the damage they cause. You need people that you can trust on your staff and a background check can provide you a better idea of who is trustworthy.
The risk that is associated with hiring an employee can be avoided through running a thorough check. It allows you to make an informed decision about the individuals that you take on as staff. Not only does our office provide this service, we provide customizable background investigations and our extensive investigation experience allows us to obtain information that many people would not know how to access. Find out how we can help protect your business by contacting us today.