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Why do I need a private investigator for a background check?


In an ideal world, individuals seeking employment would always provide truthful and valid information about their personal and professional backgrounds. Unfortunately, in the real world, this is not always the case. It’s common for applicants to misrepresent themselves during an interview or provide false information on their resumes to make themselves look better. As an employer, it’s vital to ensure that candidates are qualified for the available position and pose no risk to the organization. Therefore, it’s advisable to enlist the assistance of a private investigator from Advanced Investigations to learn how our Background Check Services for Businesses in Connecticut can benefit you today. Please continue reading to learn what you need to know about conducting background checks for your business. 

What is a background check?

As a business owner, conducting a background check is essential to onboarding a new employee. A background check is an investigation tool to vet candidates for career opportunities. This process deep dives into an individual’s history, providing information that gives insights into that person’s character. A private investigator often uses third-party sources such as public records, law enforcement, credit bureaus, and previous employers to uncover critical details about their qualifications. In most cases, the information revealed through a background check can make or break an employer’s decision to hire an applicant. A background check recovers details that an applicant may not have disclosed during an interview. As you can see, conducting a background check is imperative for an employer to get a better picture of a candidate, as if they’re hired, they will represent the business.

How do private investigators conduct background checks for career opportunities?

Whether you’re a small business, a large company, or hiring someone for a one-time project, conducting a background check is vital. Hiring a private investigator can benefit you in numerous ways if you’re looking to recruit a new employee. If you perform it alone, you may overlook critical steps that can result in hiring the wrong person.

A private investigator uses various methods, including online searches, public record searches, and contacting former employers/colleagues. They can go through an applicant’s financial history and medical records if you want a more in-depth search. Ultimately, a private investigator will perform comprehensive background checks to verify the information provided in an application and uncover information that may not have been disclosed in an interview.

As you can see, there are various benefits to hiring a private investigator to perform a background check on potential employees. If you’re looking to recruit new employees, it’s in your best interest to contact Advanced Investigations to discuss how we can help ensure that you offer employment to the right person.

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