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Employee Background Checks: Even the Smallest Businesses Need Them

Sometimes when people have a really small business they do not think they need to get a background check done on potential employees. What they fail to realize is that they can actually save a lot of money and a lot of headaches by simply getting a basic background check done by professional investigator. Why is that? It is simple. It is much easier to be in a relationship with an employee that you feel you can trust. Wouldn’t you rather know a little something about that new employee than hire them blind? Maybe you are old school. And you will go by your "gut feeling."

Most investigations companies charge a very reasonable fee to conduct a background check. Some agencies offer a variety of background checks depending on how deep you want to go. Most background checks will include a check of the public records for criminal violations and driving history. A better background check will also include checking past residences and confirming previous employers. Some investigators will go even more in depth and verify education.

Stop and think about it. Unless you really, really know the person you're hiring, such as they are a son or daughter, then you really need to get a background check to verify what they're saying. How much is peace of mind worth to you? Can you risk hiring a felon? Can you risk hiring a known thief? Maybe you can. Maybe you trust everyone still. But for a very small fee and not much extra time you can get a background check and this check can help you make a realistic hiring decision.

A background check is not the end all to knowing everything about a person. However, having one is far superior than not having one. If you trust your gut, and I cannot convince you otherwise, then go ahead and hire. For a final question: Have you ever hired someone who was not really who they said they were? This is very unlikely to happen is a real background check.

Remember, Whatever you do - stay safe!

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