Advantages of Employee Background Checks
The primary advantage of a pre-employment background check is that it makes a hiring disaster less likely. A thorough check discourages fakers, who may drop out to avoid being embarrassed, and exposes dishonest applicants who choose to brazen it out. A background check can save your company from a negligent-hiring lawsuit by weeding out applicants with a history of violence or drug use. However, you must conduct a background check carefully, advises the Small Business Administration. Many aspects of employee privacy are protected by law, and violating an applicant's rights may open you up to legal action.