Advice on Background Checks
Every once in a while it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of why we do background due diligence on potential new hires, and more importanly why it is imporant to conduct the appropriate level of research into individuals depending on the position they are applying for. Doing these types of inquiries on a risk ranked basis is the proper way to achieve the best cost-benefit outcome. The BankInfo Security site has a good article on this very subject.
My view is that the first thing you have to do is verify that they are who they say they are. Verifying that they have a certain degree or job experience is secondary to the basic verification of identity.