If there’s one thing that isn’t discussed frequently in the campus recruitment industry in Canada, it’s background checks! Aside from law enforcement agencies and certain government organizations, it’s rare for employers to say up front that they use background checks as part of their recruitment and retention strategy.
Our friends over at Business.com recently shared this fascinating infographic outlining some of the reasons employers may want to consider using background checks. The stats are from the U.S., but they’re interesting to think about nonetheless.
What do you think: Are employers that don’t utilize background checks setting themselves up for disaster? Or are background checks mostly unnecessary at the entry level?
February 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Thanks for posting this and to answer your question, at the entry level I think that background checks are still useful. This is only true if you plan on having the employee around for a long time, but it can still apply if you think that they will be somewhat temporary because employees have access to things that can put you at a great deal of risk.