Employee background checks are a must in today’s business climate. It’s your responsibility as an employer to know who’s working for you.
Furthermore, it’s in your best interest to be aware of the real face your company is showing to the public. In this new era with so many social networking sites online you may not even need an in-depth check to know if someone is right for you. I once had a colleague look up a prospective new hire on MySpace. This guy, who had come in for his interview clean-cut, professional and knowing just the right things to say, was in his profile picture posing with a joint, a bottle of whiskey and a 9mm pistol. Nice, right? I’ll give you 1 guess as to whether “thug life” got the job.
In addition to the obvious problems of possible theft, loss of profit and increased employee turnover that can happen as a result of not doing employee background checks , companies can be held liable under the doctrine of negligent hiring. If the court can prove that an employer knew, or should have known negative facts about an employee’s background that should have disqualified him from the job the company can be found at fault.
For example, someone with 6 speeding tickets and a DUI shouldn’t be your next delivery driver. A quick peek into their past can reveal such a driving history. Don’t do one and they cause a 10 car pile-up on the freeway off-ramp and guess who could be found liable? It is in your best interest as an employer, and in the best interest of society at large, for you to do thorough employee background checks on everyone who works for you.
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