For some businesses, running background checks can seem like an unnecessary expense. However, there are a variety of reasons that it’s a smart idea to always be diligent about checking your employees’ backgrounds, both before and after hiring them.
1. It Helps Weed Out Dishonest People
Quite frankly, about half of the applicants you receive for any one job opening will be lying to you about something. It might be something small like dates or a job description, but it might be something big, like revealing that an applicant never held that job at all, or lacks the qualifications they claim to have. When you have so many people applying for a single job, checking up on references, experience, and education can help make the pool of viable candidates that much smaller.