Every time a business hires a new employee, it is an investment in time, resources, and money. In an ideal situation, we want to have all the information we need to assure us that we have made the right decision. While the perfect candidate might not exist, a thorough background check will probably get a business as close as possible to one. Below are few reasons why you should perform a background check on your potential employees.
Background screening helps to create a safer, happier workplace – Human beings present certain risks that are always present in the hiring process. You can mitigate these risks with an appropriate background screening.
Companies that perform background checks attract higher quality employees over time – Background screenings can attract higher quality applicants, increasing the overall quality of the experience in the workplace and attract better applicants in the future.
Background checks are an essential part of the verification process to ensure an applicant or employee fulfills the requirements for the job advertised – the main benefit of screening is that it is used to verify that the applicant has the credentials, education, and job history that they claim to have on their CV. Depending on the type of job the applicant is applying for, you can evaluate their credit history, criminal history, or even perform an investigation into references or personal relationships.
Companies can reduce the risk of employee theft or fraud by screening for risk factors in an applicant’s background – Employee fraud and theft impose huge costs on any company. We know that it is difficult to predict human behaviour but we cannot afford to ignore it.
Get in-touch with Uphando Forensics & HR Services for assistance with individual background checks