Various studies have shown that half of all applicants have already lied about their resume. As an employer it is therefore not recommended to just assume that your candidate is perfect by basing yourself only on his / her resume.

Depending on the type of position and the sector in which your company is based, there are different risks associated with hiring staff. For example, you can suffer financial losses and reputational damage if you hire a more casual person. A pre-employment screening can prevent that!

There are several advantages to such background researches. We would like to list the 4 most important:

1. You have certainty about the obtained diplomas and certificates

Thanks to a background research, you’re immediately certain of the diplomas that the applicant has obtained. For example, are you looking for someone who has to drive trucks, lift trucks and so on? Then it’s very interesting that you’re sure that the applicant has obtained the correct paperwork.

2. You have certainty for the future

To avoid hiring people who seem unsuitable for your company after a while and you have to look for new staff all over again, a pre-employment screening is definitely recommended. In addition, people change jobs much more often today. Hiring someone who will remain loyal to your company is very interesting for the future and ensures that customers and stakeholders will put more trust in your company.

3. Safer for you, your other employees and customers

You are responsible for the people you hire. If that new staff member starts behaving aggressively, not working as it should or stealing, it will fall back on you. As an employer, you most likely want to avoid putting your other employees at risk or causing your customers to mistrust you for making the wrong choice when recruiting one person.

4. You don’t expose yourself to the competition

It may happen that someone comes to apply purely for spying for the competition. It’s therefore very important that you remove these people from the application procedure immediately. For example, letting everyone know that there is a background investigation in progress, can already prevent the competition from applying for a job. However, it’s not a solution if you don’t carry out this research.

Is the screening of future personnel necessary?

As we mentioned earlier, it may depend on the position and sector you’re working in. For voluntary work it may also be interesting, for example, to research the past of your candidates. You don’t want them to smear your name and ruin your life’s work in a few months.

Do you want to know if it’s necessary for you to perform a pre-employment screening? Please contact our detective agency and we will work with you to determine the procedures you can go through.