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5 Reasons to Conduct Background Checks

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Being an employer is a great opportunity to provide gainful employment to eager workers. However there is a lot of trust provided to an employee by the employer. Equipment, inventory, trade secrets, and proprietary processes are all entrusted to an employee upon hire. This is all done at risk to the employer, but it is what must be done to thrive as a company. Here are five reasons why it’s important to contact an Ottawa private investigator to conduct pre-employment background checks on all new employees.

Gives Insight to the Past of your Employee

Doing a criminal records check is a great way to explore the past of a potential employee. What you choose to do with the information is up to you, however armed with the information of any potential criminal past you can make an informed decision on employment.

Raises any Red Flags for a Specific Job

At times exposing certain parts of someone’s past can determine if they are legally capable of doing a job or not. Some offences don’t allow a person to be around children for instance, and other offences make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle. Having this knowledge will allow you to hire the right type of person for your needs.

Confirms Education Listed on Resume

Not all pre-employment searches are criminal based. You should also do a search to verify education listed on a resume was fully obtained. A resume can be printed and embellished so doing some searching is the only way to ensure what is on a resume is accurate.

Provides Peace of Mind

Trusting your business to an employee is difficult, so knowing that you have thoroughly searched the employee prior to hiring can offer you peace of mind. Just as you wouldn’t place your children in a stranger’s care, you don’t want to leave your business in the hands of someone you know nothing about.

Exposes Dishonesty

As previously mentioned it is easy for someone to fabricate what they put on their resume. Anyone can put great accomplishments and impressive work history on their resume. Some people are even so good at being dishonest that it’s difficult to tell they are deceiving you simply in discussions. Doing basic background checks on new employees is a way to fact check their resume and expose any dishonesty.

Doing background checks on new employees may not be something you feel you can do on your own. If you wish to conduct thorough background checks contact The Smith Investigation Agency and have an Ottawa private investigator do the searches for you.

About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Whitney Joy Smith is a prominent figure in the field of private investigation and security, serving as the founder and CEO of The Smith Investigation Agency Inc., Smith Security Inc., and Training Centre Canada, as well as a sitting politician.

With a remarkable journey that began in the early 2000s, Whitney's professional background as a private investigator is underscored by her unwavering dedication to the role. Born in Canada and having spent her early years between Canada and the United States, Whitney possesses a unique perspective shaped by her experiences in both countries. This background equips her with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of private investigative laws, regulations, and operational standards in North America.

Throughout her career, Whitney has garnered numerous industry awards and accolades. She takes great pride in working closely with her continually expanding agency, striving to elevate industry standards, maintain compliance, and effectively meet the diverse investigative needs of clients.

Whitney actively engages in various membership, committee, board and support roles, demonstrating her commitment to the industry and professional community. She is affiliated with all local chambers, associations and more.

Whitney's wealth of experience is not limited to her professional achievements; her thought-provoking articles have been featured in publications ranging from Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, and Mens Health to Business News Daily. She constantly seeks to redefine standards and push the boundaries of excellence within the private investigative and security fields.

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