Hiring the right employees is a critical activity for any business. While it may be relatively easy to find people who would like to work for your company, it is essential those prospective employees are adequately screened. An adequate screening process will help you make the best hiring decisions for your company.
Here are a few reasons why businesses should have a professional background check performed as part of the hiring process.
- Due Diligence
As a business owner or manager, it pays to perform due diligence in myriad situations. Hiring employees is one example of those situations. You don’t want to find out after you hired an employee that he or she was involved in a serious incident. A professional background check will identify risky applicants before you commit to them as employees.
- Criminal Background
A potential employee who has a criminal record may still be a sound candidate for a job, but as an employer, you want to know ahead of time so you can ask the right questions during interviews and assess and mitigate your risk. A professional background check is the best way to be sure you know whom you are really hiring.
- Non-Criminal Problems
Aside from prior criminal convictions, employers may also be concerned with non-criminal violations or problems. Credit history and driving records are two common areas of concern for employers, particularly for positions that require driving or handling money.
- Drug-Free Workplace
You hope employees come to work sober, and respect your drug and alcohol policies. Aside from random drug testing of current employees and pre-employment drug screening, the best way to weed out potential employees with a drug problem is a comprehensive background check.
Embellishing or outright lying on resumes is unfortunately quite common, making it difficult for employers to know whom they are actually hiring. Ultimately, employers want an accurate picture of what skills, experience or education a candidate truly possesses. A thorough background check on potential employees can identify inaccuracies or fraudulent claims before you decide to hire someone.
A professional background check can give you the information you need to make the right decisions. Whether you are an employer preparing to hire employees, a parent considering a nanny, or a landlord preparing to rent an apartment, LawDog Security and Investigations, Inc. can help. We offer comprehensive background and financial checks so you can enjoy peace of mind. Contact us today at 773-233-5742 to learn how we can help.