A. Great question, Ken. Thanks for listening to the show, and congratulations on your new job.
Most people would be amazed at what a background check can turn up. I know, because I hire a lot of people, and I'm amazed! Before I get into the details about background checks, let's talk about why so many employers now require pre-employment screening.
In tough economic times. many job applicants resort to embellishing their resumes, to put it as kindly as possible. Additionally, did you know that employers can be sued for negligent hiring? Neither did I, until the company I use for background checking explained it to me.
It makes sense: If an employee isn't vetted and ends up hurting another employee or a customer, the employer may very well end up paying a judgment based on their poor decision to hire that person. You just can’t hire someone based on a gut instinct and a handshake anymore.