Virtual Employees Should Still Be Background Checked

Posted by Kristina Taylor
November 26, 2010

Virtual Employees Should Still Be Background Checked

Do you find yourself hiring “virtual” employees, such as virtual assistants or freelance workers?  If so, you should be background checking these individuals just as you would background check someone who was coming to your organization day-in, day-out.

Surprisingly, a great deal of businesses forget to background check these types of virtual employees.  Perhaps it’s an out-of-sight, out-of-mind issue; or maybe they don’t think the virtual employee can do much harm.  But in the end, it’s short-sighted, especially in an era when the Internet allows bad press to immediately become available.

Before you ever cut a paycheck to a virtual employee (or, Heaven forbid, give him or her access to your network or customer database), find out who he or she really is with a background check.  It doesn’t have to cost much, either; it’s more of an “insurance policy” against bringing someone unacceptable into your team.

Protect your reputation — background check any and all virtual employees you may never meet in person but who are doing business under your corporate moniker.

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