To save some money, you decided to forego using any sort of background check experts for your pre employment screening. You figured that just about anything can be found by searching the internet, and a little bit of digging on your own. That’s what these background check experts do anyway, don’t they?
For the most part you would be right. The majority of the information you are looking for with a pre employment screening is public record, in particular criminal convictions. Employment history can be found by calling a previous employer directly. So what could possibly go wrong?
Well, there are two missing parts to the puzzle that may cause you some problems. The first concern is how far you are going to go to get these histories and checks- especially if this applicant has moved around at all. One of my best employees took three weeks to get the information back on because we had to go through 19 different counties for background history. A previous employer had moved him across the US several times, thus the extensive moving history.
The next concern is what happens if you dig up incorrect information on a potential candidate and subsequently decline a job offer to a candidate based on those findings. You (your company) can be held liable for that information and can be sued by that candidate for slander and other offenses in a court of law. Would you know how to fix that information if the situation came up?
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