Background Checks for Consultants/Temps

Businessman in classic superman pose tearing his shirt open to rReader Question: We currently conduct background checks for all hires. Should we do the same for consultants/temps?
– CEO, Hedge Fund

In short yes. Why do we run background checks on new hires? We’re looking for some level of verification on skills, experiences and character. We care about these points regardless of whether we’re talking about an employee or a temp. Bottom line – check the background of anyone you engage that is going to do work for your firm. The consultant or temp designation should not matter.