Identifying Good Potential Employees Through Criminal Record Checks

Criminal background check application form with glasses and ballpoint penMost people idolise founders of successful companies because of their wealth, educational background and achievements. Unfortunately, the most important element of every company is often not those at the top but its people. As Jim Collins said, ‘Great vision without great people is irrelevant.’ Thus choosing the right people you want to be part of your team plays one of the most important roles in its success.

Choose the best for your team

More than the educational background and work history, a clean criminal history is important among potential candidates. Obtaining a criminal record for every employee or applicant can help identify if they are a good fit for your company. An interview can only tell so much about a person; a look into his/her criminal background can paint the whole picture for you.

For Australian companies, criminal record checking is highly important for employers to identify the history of each potential employee, as far as law breaking is concerned. This is a good gauge on how suitable they are for the job (or if they should even be part of the team). With this, companies can protect their reputation and keep employees safe.

Apart from employment application, criminal record checking in Australia can also be useful in other situations such as immigration application, overseas adoption, visa application for overseas travel and more.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

There are agencies in Australia that can conduct criminal record checking via online to provide convenience to individual or employer applicants. Instead of visiting police offices, falling in line and waiting, applicants may now file their request for criminal record checking in the comforts of their businesses. These agencies have accreditations from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to ensure that the record is legitimate.

When the life of your whole company is in the hands of the people you hire, it is beyond wise to ensure that you properly select them. A small task requested from a third-party group can go a long way. It pays to be cautious in selecting the people you want to entrust your company’s life with.