Getting the right employees at the right time is essential to your company’s success and productivity. This time pressure means that it’s easy to cut corners and skip essential parts of an effective background check, such as running a national background check.
Hiring a person quickly might seem like a calculated risk, but one bad hire can lead to major headaches and cause extensive harm to your company:
Things could get far worse if somebody is truly committed to wrongdoing. If you have sensitive customer information, they might want to steal it, and you could face some pretty big consequences and lawsuits as the result of your lax approach to background checks. In its 2018 Identity Fraud Study, Javelin Strategy & Research revealed the astonishing fact that the number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent – some 16.7 million U.S. consumers – a record high since the company began tracking identity fraud in 2003.
Not only is a bad hire bad for business and poison to company morale, but it could also mean some pretty serious dollars to you, too. In an article about shocking hiring statistics, HR.com reports that the U.S. Department of Labor found that the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the first year’s potential earnings. And that’s not even taking into consideration any potential lawsuits resulting from the bad hire’s activities or any possible negative hiring lawsuits you might face. The time, aggravation, and toll on your business could be heavy indeed.
To avoid hiring a bad seed, you need to do a better job of hiring in the first place. You might say that you called a few references and even did a background check in your state, but that simply isn’t comprehensive enough. And don’t believe what you see on the resume either – with all the potential for identity theft, you have to be absolutely certain this person is who you think they are. If you don’t look at results on a national level, you might just be missing out on some very critical information.
In fact, your business needs to perform a thorough national background check that searches both nationwide and federal databases. Here’s the type of information that should be included in your research:
Making the right hire the first time requires careful research. To learn where to start and get the right information, you need a trusted partner. Contact us to learn how we can help you hire with confidence.