Background Checks – Part of the Hunt for Good Employees

Have you ever felt like the task of finding good employees was beginning to feel a little like an African safari hunt?  It can sometimes seem as if all the “perfect” people are miles away or slipping by you.

While this is a common feeling among employers looking to hire the best candidates they can, it can also be very problematic because it sometimes leads to knee-jerk reactions.  As soon as someone comes in for an interview, the interviewee begins to wonder “Is this ‘The One'”?  This emotional response, while understandable, can blind interviewers to making smart hiring decisions.

As you go out and “hunt” for the best possible people to fill your vacancies, it’s critical to add background checks to your interviewing process.  They don’t have to take a long time, nor do they have to cost an arm and a leg.  They simply help protect you from bringing someone into the fold who doesn’t belong on your team.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to have the best people on staff.  Just make sure you’re doing the legwork upfront — including background checks — to ensure safety and security of your company and customers.

Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

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