There's a lot of great talent out there, but how can you make sure these applicants are who they say they are and have the experience they say they do? The safest way to make sure you are making the right hiring decision is by conducting background checks on applicants. If you think that's unnecessary, consider this: approximately 65% of organizations reported they conduct criminal background checks on all their job candidates.
Background checks can reduce your business's risk of falling victim to resume fraud, occupational fraud, and the big costs associated with bad hires. It's now more important than ever to make sure the people you hire are capable, qualified, and trustworthy.
The following guide will explore the reasons employers conduct background checks, including:
- Reducing legal liability for negligent hiring.
- Ensuring a safe work environment for employees.
- Reducing and preventing theft, embezzlement, and other criminal activity.