The Importance of a Great Background Check

The Importance of a Great Background Check

Bad hires can be: 80% of the reason for your employee turnover. 60% of the reason for teamwork problems. A 40% chance of reduced productivity. Not to mention a huge waste of resources, and a giant cause of stress and frustration. Need we say more?

Hence, the critical importance of a thorough interview and background check process. Although every company knows this, the challenges are huge. Here’s an example: statistics show that on over 50% of resumes and job applications, candidates have deliberately written false information. Just think how much time it would take to verify each item of data on just ONE resume! This and other valid reasons mean that many organizations are unable to do as comprehensive a hiring process as they would like. The result is that they employ workers who look good on paper but later fail in their roles.

ITTB always performs thorough background checks. A candidate’s social security and birth information is verified through the Homeland Security system. We also make sure that all college degrees are genuine, not milled. In addition, we confirm that reported career histories are genuinely ‘what, where, and for how long’. To keep your organizations as safe as possible, ITTB does a criminal background screen (and a drug screen if applicable). Depending on the organization, we may check the candidate’s credit history and/or up to 20 years of his or her driving records. Consequently, ITTB has a stellar reputation for providing candidates who are good, honest people and completely capable of doing the work.