It is up to the Human Resources department of each business to hire and fire employees. In the course of the hiring process, due diligence should be performed in order to save the company from a lot of issues down the road.
Worldwidebackgrounds.com has this to say about pre-employment due diligence:
For companies wishing to hire new employees or contractors, a pre-employment screening program can minimize risk of employee theft, misappropriation, criminal activity or violence in the work place. It can also minimize negligent hiring lawsuits.
They go on to say that the costs and burden of firing an employee who has been hired when it turns out that they are going to cause problems is greater than the cost of simply running them through some pre-employment screening in the first place.
HR employees need to be trained on how to run potential hires through a system that makes sure they are checked out before they are hired. Typically, a company will hire an outside firm to perform background checks and the like on the individual to make sure they are not going to cause problems in the future.
Having a firm to outsource to is a good idea because doing the due diligence is going to be something that should be done for each and every employee.
All manner of criminal activity or other potential concerns can be looked into. Even something like a credit score of a potential hire can be found if this information is desired. In the event that this sounds like something you would like to know more about, please contact us for information on how to get started.