One of the toughest decisions that you have to make as a business owner is figuring out where you stand on your employees getting background checks. You may have some idea in your mind about who you want to hire and who you would like to avoid. Now the issue is that you may also have some beliefs about giving people second chances after they have made mistakes, and you may feel that if you are running background checks on them you are not doing as you would preach. But the truth is that you are only being careful in a bid to protect your business.
Now think about how you can do all of this background screening in a positive way. You may have to screen each person you are thinking about hiring as you want to ensure there are no serious issues that crop up. But what you also want to make sure that you are doing is putting in the work to look into those issues. Say you read something on a background check and you are not happy. That does not mean you have to give up on the person. You can ask them about what happened and then make a judgment.
There are many companies that will hire people who have misdemeanor or even felony convictions. These companies will also be happy to get background checks done. That is what you will want to do if you are running a business. Yes, you can always make exceptions to your rule and that is the reason why there is flexibility. But what you do not want is a situation where you have no idea about the person you are about to hire. That is not what you will want to do for your business and it is likely not what your customers want either.Read more →