Every employee represents your company and hiring the wrong employee(s) can damage the good reputation of your organization.
Sometimes, job seekers may lie about their previous place of work, qualifications, and certifications in a bid to get a job. However, a simple background check by a recruiter will reveal the truth the candidate might have hidden, which will eventually prevent the candidate from getting the job.
In this article, we will be discussing 5 reasons why you should conduct background checks for new hires.
1. Reduce liability risk
By conducting background checks for employees, you help reduce your company’s liability.
And when you avoid conducting background checks during the hiring process, it could lead to crime, industry, or financial loss. Managing risk before hiring will go a long way to curb risks in other areas of operation.
2. Increase productivity at work
Hiring qualified employees are critical in maintaining workplace productivity. Background checks help you identify the candidate(s) who can do the job (based on their experience and qualifications), it will distinguish between qualified and unqualified candidates.
3. Protect your employees, clients, and company
Conducting background checks before hiring a candidate will protect your employees, clients, and company as a whole from fraud, theft, or violence. Don’t open your arms wide to employees that will destroy your business, conduct proper background checks of an applicant’s background.
4. Avoid negative publicity
No organization wants to be put in a bad light in the eyes of the public. When you conduct proper background checks on a candidate’s background, you save your business from potential public ridicule due to poor hiring decisions.
Overall, bad publicity can have a damaging impact on your company.
5. Verify employees education qualifications and certifications
Applicants overtime tend to present falsified documents to secure jobs and in turn, such applicants pose a great risk to the employee either directly or indirectly.
By conducting background checks you can confirm whether or not a candidate has earned the educational qualifications and certifications claimed. This will reveal information about the candidate’s honesty and integrity.
Ensuring a candidate is a good fit for a job is the most important part of making a successful placement and if you are not diligent about finding out a candidate’s background, you could be responsible for their actions. Conduct background checks on potential employees, don’t be negligent in your hiring!
Do you want to conduct background checks for your new hires? If yes, simply Contact Us. We’d be happy to assist. Do you have questions or comments concerning background checks? Please feel free to leave a reply below.
- Posted by Seyi Olayera
- On August 5, 2021
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