The recruitment process is a resource-hungry beast for any business to satiate. It eats up the time of your HR team and departmental leadership, as well as digging deep into company funds. Of course, every human resources director or CEO knows that hiring also represents a vastly rewarding investment—but the process needs to be efficient and the recruitment choices well-informed if that outpouring of resources is going to pay off.
For ambitious contemporary businesses, carrying out background checks is an absolutely crucial step in the screening process. Those who have fallen foul of bad hires will know that these lines of defence can mark the difference between future success and costly corporate investigations. When streamlining the recruitment process, many imagine that background checks are better performed in-house, however, the reasons why outsourcing this form of investigation is a savvy move are compelling. Read on to discover how partnering with Lauth Investigations will help you transform your recruitment process for the better.
Why It Pays to Invest in Pre-Employment Screening
Most of us learn at some point that what we don’t know most definitely can hurt us, but what does this mean for businesses undergoing recruitment? Flawed hiring choices can result in immeasurable cost and damage for corporations, ranging from falling morale and performance through to corporate theft. It also leaves the door open for workplace discrimination, harassment, and malingering—and that’s just scratching the surface.
So, how exactly to background checks safeguard against the risks? Well, you might be shocked to learn that data tells us that almost half of all background checks reveal discrepancies between the credentials provided by candidates and the facts. If what’s been concealed raises a red flag—and of course, the act of concealment in the first place may be enough—then you will be ready and aware, and able to divert away from disaster.
Why Turn To a Private Investigator for Background Checks
Sifting through documentation and reaching out to verify references can mean significant time lost to the schedules of your core team and their primary objectives. Outsourcing these efforts can not only yeild far faster and more cost-efficient results, but it also means gaining access to substantially greater insight.
Licenced private investigators from Lauth Investigations leverage their capacity to access restricted and verified databases, uncovering information about your potential recruits that would otherwise remain obscure. Our skilled investigators deliver a comprehensive review of candidate’s criminal, financial, locational, and litigative history. The result is greater clarity and objectivity, allowing you to eliminate those who might pose a risk, and perceive promising talent without the haze of bias—not to mention, without the risk of later accusation of discrimination.
Finally, choosing to partner with a skilled private and corporate investigations firm means enjoying peace of mind that federal, state, and local regulations in regard to background checks are always met with full compliance. Whether your organization’s operations have traversed state lines, or your candidate’s history has, an investigator fully versed in all aspects of compliance is a strong ally indeed.
Background checks from Lauth Investigations are a powerful tool in the protection of companies, non-profit organizations, and private individuals alike. Why not reach out to our team today to see how we can help you safeguard your business and streamline your recruitment process for a stronger footing both tomorrow and beyond.