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3 Things to Think About

Our team at Employment Screening Services is experienced in handling all of your pre-employment screening needs. We have been in business here in Buffalo NY for over 20 years, and our staff takes pride in what we do. Part of becoming and maintaining our status as a top background screening company means keeping up to date with industry trends and being in tune with what our clients need. One aspect of employment that has evolved over the last 2 years is the world of remote work. Many industries were forced to move to a work-from-home model during the pandemic, and we have seen how this change isn’t always temporary. 

Companies across all different industries have moved into a new frontier, with employees who work from home or work remotely in another state. This obviously doesn’t affect every industry, but it is good to know as the remote work era is upon us! Today on the blog we wanted to think about 3 things that you should consider when hiring a remote employee.

It’s Just As, If Not More Important To Pre-Screen Remote Workers

It’s vital to stay true to your background screening and hiring process, despite the changes in employment. A thorough pre-employment background check will help you better understand who you are hiring by providing criminal convictions, violations, or misrepresentation of their work or employment history. This is just as important, if not more important, for remote workers as in-person employees. 

Consider Both Federal & State Regulations

This is important for employers who may be hiring out of state. In order to run a background check, you must follow the FCRA (Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act) on both the federal and state levels. If you’re hiring out of state, you must be sure you are aware of all FCRA regulations for the state the potential new hire is in, to ensure you are in compliance.

Know the Cost of Rehiring

The last few years have been difficult, and hiring good talent during these times has also been a challenge. One big thing you need to understand is, however, that a bad hire WILL COST your company money. Money that your company won’t be able to get back. The time and money spent on onboarding, training, etc. should be spent wisely, and the first step in that process is the background check. No matter their location or role, ensuring you are making the right BUSINESS decision comes down to making sure that the potential hire is who they say they are. 

These are only a few reasons why screening a remote employee is important. If you have any questions about your current background screening process, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We are always available to help you better understand the cost of rehiring, and the benefits of having a great partner to cover your employment screening needs. Stay tuned here on the blog for more helpful tips and info for business owners and hiring professionals!