Even though there’s still some uncertainty about what jobs will look like over the next year, one thing is for sure: background checks are vital to successful hiring practices, whether you’re filling roles with permanent or temporary employees.
In a rush to fill positions, one cannot overstate the importance of conducting a thorough background check. Not only is it a protective measure for the physical safety of other employees already working there, but background checks help solidify the reputations of staffing agencies and ensure client trust.
Here are several other benefits to conducting thorough background screens for potential new hires:
Background checks help detect fraudulent or false information.
How can you know whether or not the information on an application is accurate in the age of misinformation? How do you establish the truth from embellishment or downright falsehood?
Background screens identify potential red flags in the form of unethical, criminal, or inappropriate activity. This information is crucial before entering into a business or professional relationship with anyone and is the best defense against hiring someone who might not have the best intentions.
Background checks help prevent dangerous and criminal activity.
How can other employees feel safe in the workplace if they know a potential new hire has a history of abusive behavior or harassment?
Background screening programs help build a safer, more equitable, and ethical work environment for any business or company by ensuring that someone isn’t hired for a role for which they’re unsuited – not just in terms of skill, but integrity.
Background checks help companies build better brands.
Reputable staffing agencies and businesses mutually depend on the success of each other. This success starts with each new applicant received for open positions.
Every employee – whether temporary or full-time – is a representative of a company’s brand and public relations. So isn’t it essential to consider filling roles with people who will put their best face forward every day they’re on the job?