What You Need to Know About Background Checks for Remote Workers

When hiring temporary or part-time workers, it can be tempting to overlook properly conducted background checks, but it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that new hires are not a threat to the company and its employees. Employers can face negligent hiring if someone or something associated with the business is harmed due to a failure to conduct proper training. Those who manage background checks at an organization should consider the following questions: Does remote work impact the nature of background checks? If I’m hiring part-time staff, should I check someone’s background as if the person were a full-time worker? Are there unique risks when hiring remote workers? Do I need to repeat a background check when it’s time to recall employees?

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