For any company, hiring a new employee can be a tedious task. You will have to take in applications that could range from the hundreds all the way into the thousands. From there you have to weed out the employees that do not have the experience the job position requires. Then of course there is the educational background. Many employers just take the applicants word on this but may be surprised to find out how many of their employees are lucky if they have a high school diploma even though they stated they had a bachelor’s degree.
For these reasons it is very important for any employer to do background checks on any prospective employee. This not only includes criminal records but the applicant’s educational history as well. The last thing anyone would want is to hire what they thought was a college graduate just to later find out they did not even finish high school.
Furthermore, many employers are also surprised with the fact that 11% of their applicants will have a criminal record. In most cases you may do a local criminal background check but these will only cover the city and county you are checking in. What happens if your applicant has a criminal record for armed robbery in a state on the other side of the country? The truth is that if you only do a local police or sheriff criminal record check these will most likely never show up. It is therefore very crucial that an employer does an online criminal record background check to ensure they are hiring a good employee who will be an asset to the company.
Pre-employment background checks are growing across the country for a reason. Why would you want to hire someone who only applied with you because their application was turned down by your competitor for a criminal record issue? You don’t and you do not want to be left behind the times. There are many free online pre-employment background check websites but in truth the information from these websites is usually incomplete or incorrect. The saying that you get what you pay for is true in this case since you will get better results from a paid online background check service rather than a free one.