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5 Ways Background Checks Can Improve Your Hiring Process

by Jeff M. Writer

Of all the myriad business processes that are involved in setting up and growing a company, the hiring process is possibly the most important. The efficiency of every other aspect of your business will be determined by the people whom you hire to handle them. Your responsibility is to make sure everyone you hire is a good fit for the company in terms of work ethic and other values.

Even though candidates submit resumes prior to being hired, those often contain incomplete information which might not give you all the information you need to make the right decision. Up to 46% contain deliberately misleading info too. One of the ways to remedy that is to conduct background checks, and here are a few of the ways your business will find them beneficial:

1. Make Your Workplace Safer

In the course of your background screening, you’ll be able to access information that’ll let you know when a candidate has certain violent, aggressive, or otherwise unsafe or inappropriate behaviors which could pose a threat to the well-being of other members of staff and the company generally. Previous drug use is another factor here too, and you’ll be better informed and able to take whatever precautions are necessary.

2. Financial Information

The financial history of your candidates is very important, as a factor in your decision-making process. There are laws and regulations that apply to what information you can access and what you can do with it. For instance, you can’t discriminate against a person on the basis of them having filed bankruptcy before, according to federal law. Nonetheless, the financial records will help you decide if a person is a good fit, especially if their position is going to be a financially-sensitive one.

3. Verify Identities

Nowadays, identity theft is one of the most widespread crimes, and many organizations have fallen victim to unwittingly. When you conduct a comprehensive background check and people search, you’ll be able to confirm if all the person’s details are as they claim, and also if there are any security alerts out against them.

4. Compliance with Regulations

Every state has specific requirements that companies have to fulfill in the course of due diligence prior to hiring new staff. With background reports, you’ll be able to make sure that the candidates check all the boxes they ought to in order to comply with the law. Doing that will help you avoid costly fines, loss of privileges or legal damages.

5. Limit Staff Turnover

Staff turnover is not a good thing. It sends a message that everything is not fine within your company, but more importantly, it disrupts the processes and makes things unwieldy. When there’s too much shuffling of people in crucial departments, the likelihood of mistakes being made increases drastically; and when you’re a startup, even small mistakes can lead to disastrous consequences. A comprehensive background check policy will help you avoid making mistakes that would result in having let some staff go soon after you hire them when you discover they are not good fits.


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