Why should companies conduct background checking?

Background checks are a common practice used by employers, landlords, and other organisations to verify the identity, employment history, and other personal information of an individual. There are several reasons why background checks may be conducted:

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To ensure safety and security of your organisation

Employers may conduct background checks to ensure that they are hiring individuals who are not a risk to the safety and security of the organisation or its employees.

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To make informed decisions

Background checks can provide valuable information that can help employers and other organisations make informed decisions about whether to hire an individual, rent to them, or allow them to volunteer.

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To protect the organisation's reputation

Employers may conduct background checks to protect the reputation of the organisation by ensuring that they are not hiring individuals with a history of unethical or illegal behavior.

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To verify the accuracy of an individual's resume

Employers may conduct background checks to verify that an individual's resume is accurate and that they have the qualifications and experience they claim to have.

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To comply with legal requirements

Some organisations, such as those in certain industries or those that work with vulnerable populations, may be required by law to conduct background checks on employees or volunteers.

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This summary was co-written with ChatGPT. ChatGPT did not write the entire article, but it was key for helping to progress the writing process.