Background Checks for Temps

Straight from the mouth of Mr. HR’s readers

We currently conduct background checks on all hires.  Should we do the same for consultants/temps? — HR Manager – Financial Services Firm

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. Make sure that when conducting background checks you stay compliant with current state and federal laws.

David Lewis 
Operations Inc – Stamford, CT

Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting

AKA — Mister HR