Background checks can be a valuable tool for selecting the right candidate fit every time. When used consistently, this simple step can eliminate many future problems for the company. As a recruiter, it is vital to ensuring that a candidate meets the full requirements of each assignment and that the return on investment will be a good one for the client receiving the candidate.
Negligent hiring is a phenomenon that many employers are guilty of nowadays. Very little do employers know that they could be sued for negligent hiring if an employee commits an act that could’ve been anticipated if a background check had been run before such employee’s contract was finalized. It is possible that an employee was sacked from his previous place of work because he embezzled company funds; or maybe such employee has a history of sexually harassing co-workers. The employer of such employee would be liable to being sued for failing to exercise due diligence.