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    Should you always do a criminal background check when hiring an employee?
    Lets admit it we all have those people we interview and think they are simply the best and cant wait to have them start working for your company. When this happens do you feel like even if you love them that you should still go thru the process of background check? Sometimes some people are so obvious that you dont need to or some that you do.


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    I believe you should. It's better than seeing things come up later on. You can always decide after seeing the records if you are going to hire him/her or not.


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    Ofcourse you should if the position is with responsibilities. It isnt very smart to hire someone with history full of thievery in my opinion.


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    I'm on the fence with this. Part of me knows that some of the people who I know personally who have spotless records are far from trustworthy while a couple I know who have been in trouble in the past do their best to "behave" nowadays. But, part of me feels like it's risky not to do a background check. I suppose it would depend on the position.


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    I believe you should, just as you should ask the employee first if anything will show up. If something does show up make sure to ask the potential employee to explain the situation. You never know the exact circumstances.


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    Yes, you definitely should. I don't know how it works in other areas, but here, employees vying for a job have to get police clearance and you can at least just start from there and just research further if you are planning on hiring him or her. However, I would still try not to write off a person who has a criminal record even if I did find some spotty things in his or her past, and I would rather just assess the situation per individual. I admit that I will have some bias but I will at least try to hear the person out and try to help them further if I eventually decide against hiring them.


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    I think that background checks are only pertinent with the nature of certain jobs. I think for a fast food employee, I don't think having a background check is necessary. However, being a teller at a bank obviously has more responsibility, and I think that a background check is a good idea.


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    Yes you should always do a criminal record check on everyone before you hire them. Remember con artists and dishonest people are masters at giving a good impression and at lying. It is better to be safe than sorry. I worked for a company where the boss would interview people and be impressed by them and he would never do any checking on their background. Not only did he not do a criminal record check but he never checked references on anyone. He thought everyone was as honest as he was.

    Yes you may end up hiring a good person if you are lucky, but what if you hire a criminal like my ex-boss did. This man he hired seemed impressive and told him he would make him a lot of money over the coming year. Well my excited boss soon found out the hard way that he was dealing with an experienced con man.

    This man stole cash sales from my boss and also tried to extort money from him when he tried to dismiss him for stealing money. Finally I talked him into calling the police and they did a criminal record check on this man--and boy what a record he had. The police constable warned my boss that in the future he should always do a criminal record check on anyone and everyone he decides to hire. Especially if money and credit cards are used in the company. And lets face it most companies use money and credit cards. Be smart and do a criminal record check. The police department highly recommends doing criminal record checks on potential new staff and that should be a good measuring stick for you to so.


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    I think doing a criminal check as part of a recruitment routine would make it fair for everyone. In other words, you are doing it not because you are judging one person to look like a criminal. Sometimes, your impression of a candidate may be wrong and it's not nice to be obvious that you suspected a person of something negative. Therefore, for the purpose of equality and being fair to candidates, just put criminal check as part of your routine in recruitment.


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    Ofcourse you ought to if the position is with obligations. It isnt extremely shrewd to procure somebody with history brimming with burglary as I would like to think.


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