Having an employee referral program has many benefits for an employer. Amongst those benefits is access to an applicant pool that might have previously been untapped. However, if those employee referrals are from employees who are foreign nationals, it is imperative to conduct pre-employment screening.
Let me make it clear that there is absolutely nothing wrong with hiring employees who are not natural citizens. It is simply a reality that there are some illegal immigrants who steal or borrow social security numbers to gain employment here in the States. Conducting a background check that involves a social security number trace could be beneficial to your hiring process.
No matter what an applicant says or shows you for proof, it is still the responsibility of the employer not to hire illegal immigrants. A background check can help you to sort out the truth. If the trace shows something that seems suspicious like multiple employments in multiple states, or just simultaneous employments, you might need further research on this applicant.
Having background check experts run social security traces is a good way to run an accurate background check. These background check experts will have a better chance of determining if something is suspicious, and how to proceed further.
They will also know how to legally handle the situation if the applicant is using a stolen social security number. Law enforcement will need to be involved in any identity theft situations, even if the owner of the social security number’s credit or finances were not involved.
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