Maybe you found a great employee through a referral, or maybe you brought in a former colleague. Maybe you're about to hire a complete stranger who looks good on paper. Whatever the scenario, you should thoroughly vet any candidate before bringing them on board.
Performing criminal background checks on job candidates has become standard procedure, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. In fact, more than two-thirds of organizations spend the money to do so, in order to avoid problems down the line.
Look at it this way:
Still not convinced? Think of it from another perspective: you'll increase applicant and new hire quality. And you'll make the right hire the first time, reducing turnover.
The bottom line is that pre-employment background checks help an organization be more successful. You'll be hiring better people at less risk, reducing loss and enhancing your company's professionalism.
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