4 Reasons Every Business Should Do Background Checks

Roseville Business AttorneyWhen it comes to hiring the right employee, businesses around Rocklin and Sacramento share common challenges with those around California, and beyond. Problem is, hiring the right employee from the start can help a business save money, training time, and could help save the company. After all, hiring the wrong person could lead to anything from dishonest practices and employee theft to information security breaches.

One of the easiest ways that businesses can help ensure they are hiring the right people is to conduct background checks. There is usually a charge for doing this, but it is well worth the investment. Here are 4 reasons every business should do background checks:

  1. Honesty. Many people lie on their application and resume, especially about things like their education. Verifying they really earned the degree they say they did is an easy process and can help ensure they are qualified for the position. It helps to make sure there are no dishonest surprises that pop up later.
  2. Character. In an interview job applicants are putting their best foot forward. But their background will give you some clues as to what their character is really like. The information may be beneficial in selecting the person with the character type that matches your company better.
  3. Predicting. There is an old saying that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. By doing a background check you may be able to shed light on what someone’s future behaviors could include.
  4. Protection. Your company is worth investing in a background check in order to help protect it. After all, bringing someone into your office opens the door to allowing people to have access to your inventory, trade secrets, data, and more. 

Hiring the right people to work in your business is an important step to take and comes with benefits. There are a variety of background checks to consider, including a criminal background check, driving record check, educational verification, veteran records, and others. Do the ones that make sense for your business and the position the person is applying for. In the end, conducting a background check is just a simple step in helping to narrow down the possible applicants for your company.

Some businesses may feel a little uncomfortable conducting background checks at first, simply because they feel they are prying into someone’s personal life. But doing so, and not doing so, can have implications for your company. Whether you are in Rocklin and Sacramento or elsewhere in California protecting your company should always be the number one priority. Consider speaking with an attorney to inquire about legal issues regarding background checks and the information you learn about a job applicant.

The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors’ rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at tgilbeau@gilbeaulaw.com. Click here for the firm websitehttp://www.gilbeaulaw.com/

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