With the labor market already very tight, hospitality property owners are eager to jump on new applicants. Due to the immense demand for workers, it might be tempting to simply skip the background check and have your candidates get right to work—but a comprehensive screening program not only protects your business and your guests, it saves your company money in the long run. A new employee is an investment. Nothing is worse than going through the interview process with an applicant only to discover that they exaggerated the experience on their resume—forcing you to start the whole process over again. Screening improves employee retention by ensuring you’re not putting money into onboarding efforts for a hire that ultimately won’t work out.