The High Cost of Avoiding Background Checks

Posted by Kristina Taylor
November 19, 2010

The High Cost of Avoiding Background Checks

It’s time to get realistic about background checks, because plenty of companies have been considering them to be either superfluous or optional.  And, in all honesty, they are neither.

Background checks may seem like just another “boring” part of the hiring process, but the avoidance of them is akin to opening the door for huge problems.

What are the costs of eschewing background checks?  In our experience, they are many; below are just a few:

1.  Bad PR. 

What company can afford to have the media knocking on their door because they made a terrible hiring choice that could have been avoided?  Answer:  No company.

2.  Lowered Morale.

Many businesses don’t think about the effects of lowered morale on their people… until productivity tanks and good employees begin to flee.  Can you say “revolving door”?

3.  Embezzlement, Fraud, etc.

How would you like to wake up one day to discover a worker had embezzled from your organization, committed fraudulent activities or stolen your customers’ information?  It happens more frequently than it should… and background screening can help protect you against this possibility.

Our suggestion for your rule of thumb?  When hiring, always background check.

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