background checking an employeeIt is often true that employers think about background checks in hindsight, but as everyone knows, hindsight is 20/20. Usually, the best time to do a background check is during the application and interview process. A lot of problems can be prevented by getting important information about a person’s background before they are hired.

Why order background checks before hiring?

Private investigators can uncover things in an applicant’s background that your business will have no way of finding out. If a prospective employee has a felony on their record for theft, the time to know this is before they are hired. It is simply too easy for someone to lie on a resume. Verification of a college degree they claim to have is another important reason for a pre-employment background check.

What about existing employees?

You may find yourself with an employee that has changed his or her behavior recently. Maybe you suspect they have been stealing from you, or perhaps you believe they have another issue, but you simply are not sure what is going on. If you are not familiar with their background, you can have us look into it for you. People often have problems in their background that have gone away only to recently return. A person may have had a problem with gambling in the past but has now resurfaced. This can lead to problems with stealing to support a gambling problem.

Do I have to hire a professional?

Professional private investigators are familiar with the laws as they apply to background checks. It is easy for an amateur to go about getting information about someone in an illegal way. If an individual were to find out about this, your business can be sued. We understand the laws, and the best way to comply with them as we proceed to get the information needed to help you hire the right people for your company.

An equally important reason to hire professional private investigators is that we have access to information that the average person does not. We can uncover important information on a person’s background that will never be found by common methods used to get information about people.

What information will I get?

Not every business has the same needs for a background check. This is why we offer different levels of service. A three tiered service offering has been created to meet these different needs.

The first tier is a basic service that will look at an individual’s criminal record, if one exists, as well as their driving record, credit report and verification of their education. The next level offers more details and includes any alias that has been used and civil judgments. Our third tier is the most detailed and varies in price depending upon your requirements. This can include sources of income, business associations and family backgrounds. Much of this information is confidential.

If you have any suspicions about someone who is working for you, a prospective employee, or even a business partner, let us help you with the information you need to make the best decisions. All of our services can be ordered online to begin work immediately, or we can give you a free consultation. Don’t way until it may be too late.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.