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Best practices: conducting background checks on new hires

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No matter the size of your operation, hiring and retaining qualified and honest employees is critical. A recent study found that 36.5% of employment verifications revealed inconsistencies and 14% provided false or inconsistent information about education.

That means every employer has a good reason to undertake background checks of all potential employees before making hiring decisions, particularly for positions involving confidential or sensitive information or when applicants are seeking managerial or supervisory positions. Sometimes the law requires employers in certain industries to conduct background checks. Background checks may also help prevent charges of negligent hiring.

Before beginning a background investigation, obtain the applicant’s full name, current address, Social Security number, work history (including names and addresses of former employers), job titles, dates of employment, supervisor references, re...(register to read more)

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