PERFORMING BACKGROUND AND REFERENCE CHECKS
Before hiring an employee, employers must take the time to verify an employee's employment history, educational background, and personal references. The degree to which a potential employee's background is investigated depends on the nature of the position and the type of company. However, neglecting to conduct adequate background checks opens up a company's liability when workers commit crimes on the job or have automobile accidents while on company time. Employment Screening Resources's web site (www.esr.com) not only lists the background check company's services, but contains several links to content about background checks on related web sites. For those small businesses interested in hiring a company to conduct its background checks, www.hirecheck.com and www.backgroundsonline.com are two websites to check out.