To stay competitive in today’s marketplace, you’re fighting a constant battle to make sure you maintain a competitive edge. One of your best weapons is a loyal, talented, and satisfied team of employees you can trust to support the best interests of your business. That’s why it’s so important to use every tool at your disposal to ensure that you don’t risk workplace disruption, loss of your intellectual property or other assets, or a negligent hiring lawsuit by not arming yourself against any potential problems. Having a comprehensive background search performed by a professionals such as Global Intelligence Consultants can save you a lot of headaches in the future.
It’s important to remember that just one member of your workforce who isn’t adequately qualified, may be slightly unstable under certain circumstances, or is going through a financial crisis, can undo in an instant all the time and effort you’ve spent to build your company’s reputation. With today’s reliance upon computers, the internet, and cloud storage, it’s vital that you know all about the people who may gain access to your business and personal private, proprietary, or sensitive information. An employment background check will turn up anything that may raise a red flag, keeping you from making a serious error.
Think of it as hiring a private detective – one who’s working on your behalf, digging deeper for information than you’re able to. As much as you might pride yourself on being able to “read” people, intuition isn’t sufficient in today’s world. As a business owner, you have too much to lose by taking that chance. According to the Department of Commerce, 30% of business failures are due to poor hiring practices. Couple that with the SBA report that employees at all levels falsify their backgrounds. It’s also been determined that occupational fraud causes disproportionately larger losses in the smallest of organizations. As you can see, negligent hiring can create serious problems anywhere at any time.
Employment background checks not only uncover potentially costly behavior problems and poor work history before the candidate is hired but communicate to all employees your unwavering commitment to integrity and safety in the workplace.