Once primarily the tool of the federal government for hiring operatives and other high security personnel, background screening is now prevalent in a variety of industries. In a time of falsified resumes, security risks, ineffective employees, and negligent hiring lawsuits, pre-employment background screening should be considered a best practices rule of the hiring process, not the exception.

The risks companies face today are higher than ever. A thorough background check is one of the only ways to avoid a costly mistake.