Any time you’re preparing to hire a new employee, you’ll want to arm yourself with as much information as possible about your prospects. It’s important you bring in people who will mesh well with your team, and who you can trust to be reliable and straight up with you.
You should always conduct criminal background checks and various forms of identity verification, but it’s also important to conduct some types of public record searches, such as searches of sex offender registries. A sex offender check allows you to quickly determine whether or not a prospect has ever been convicted of a sex-related crime, which is an extremely important factor to consider when considering workplace culture in the “Me too” era.
Here’s some important information to know about these checks as you go through your prospect evaluations.