Why Do Background Checks?
The traditional approach to recruiting and hiring a prospective employee is to focus on applications, interviews, resumes, skills tests and other "traditional" screening techniques. An employer who is interviewing applicants for employment has an obvious need to know fundamental facts about an individual's background that may play a major role in their job, or put the company in jeopardy.
The standard source for obtaining information on a job applicant is quickly becoming unavailable. Defamation lawsuits lodged by an applicant against a former employer are on the rise, and have virtually shut off the transference of useful information from former employer to prospective employer. Interviewing also has its limitations. The solution is a comprehensive legal search of your prospective employees’ background. There are numerous reasons why background checks should be included in your company’s standard practices: