Although there are some precautions to take before screening an applicant, which we call employee pre-screening, (see our blog post How to Stay FCRA Compliant for some of these precautions) and background checks don’t guarantee that every applicant will have a degenerate past uncovered, screening can help protect your company in many ways. The 3 main reasons to conduct a background check are as followed:
- Employee Pre-Screening discourages applicants with something to hide from applying in the first place.
- Employee Pre-Screening helps have solid confirmation that the applicant is who he/she claims to be.
- Employee Pre-Screening demonstrates due diligence on your part.