Your new prospective employee looks great on paper and crushed it throughout the interview process. References can say what the interviewee wants them to say. Items can be doctored, and resumes can be fabricated. How can you tell who is really working for you? What’s their history and what has really happened in their past work experience?
Small business owners might wonder if including pre-employment background checks during the hiring process is worth the additional time and expense. However, when seriously considering a candidate for an open position, it can be very important to think about conducting a background check.