Protecting Your Workplace with Background Checks Is a Must

Posted by Kristina Taylor
December 21, 2010

Protecting Your Workplace with Background Checks Is a Must

As a 21st century employer, saying “We didn’t know!” when it comes to the past of an employee who winds up committing a crime just doesn’t cut it.  Not only doesn’t anyone care, but it doesn’t necessarily absolve the employer from legal ramifications, either.

The solution, of course, is to comprehensively background check every single person who is on the payroll.  That way, past misdeeds will surface quickly and decisions can be made by upper management in terms of whether or not to offer the individual the job.

Not only can a background check protect you in this kind of public relations sense, but it can also protect you in many other ways, including:

  • Employee morale;
  • Sales and profits;
  • Attrition;
  • Reputation;
  • Property; and more!

If you’ve worried that a background checking policy is going to anger new hires, don’t fall into that kind of trap.  Many companies are moving to a background screening process and potential employees know it.  So… there’s no need to avoid background checking.