Check applicants background to protect your company. Unfortunately, the employee that you don’t want will lie to get the job.
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Screening the backgrounds of potential employees is becoming more and more common among small and large businesses, alike. Even though it can be a hassle, possibly feel like an invasion of privacy, and even be intimidating enough to avoid applying for a position altogether, there are reasons other than what you might expect driving businesses to screen potential hires. In fact, many businesses run background checks as an essential part of their hiring process for good reason. Although you are within your right to feel hesitant to work for a company that requires a background check, consider whether some of these additional factors might be in play before completing ruling them out:
1. Federal and state requirements.
2. Security for children and other vulnerable parties.
3. Protection from lawsuits.
Read more… via 3 Little Known Reasons Employers Ask for a Background Check | Cachinko.