Why Should I Use Background Screening to Hire New Employees?

There are several really important reasons to carefully screen potential new employees:

  • If your business itself handles personal data, such as financial and health information, you must comply with electronic data privacy requirements. It becomes even more important to know who your employees are under this situation.
  • An increasing concern is negligent hiring lawsuits, where employers can be held liable for actions of their employees, especially if you don’t check that employee’s background and suitability for the job.
  • A more obvious concern is simply the reliability of the employee. A background check (including credit) is often a good indication of an individual’s reliability. Just keep in mind that a decision not to hire cannot be based solely on whether the applicant has filed bankruptcy.

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