Background Checks for Contract Employees, Quirky Question # 98
Quirky Question # 98:
We hired another company (we’ll call it Company ABC) to provide our firm with contract employees. Company ABC performs background checks on its employee pool, utilizing publicly available sources of information.
We typically use a third-party vendor to perform background checks on the employees we hire, but we do not do so for the contract employees provided to us by Company ABC. A contract employee we hired through Company ABC recently stole our property. It turns out the employee had multiple arrests for similar crimes, which were not revealed by Company ABC’s background check. We are confident that this information would have been revealed had we used our normal third-party vendor.
We have decided that in the future, we would prefer to use our own third-party vendor to perform background checks on the contract employees provided to us by Company ABC. Is there any reason we cannot do so? Answer→