Why Employers Do Credit and Background Checks

Background Checks
Background Checks

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder

If you want to work for the senior homecare organization Visiting Angels in Ann Arbor, Mich., be prepared for a thorough background check. "I wouldn't even consider hiring an employee without one," says owner and director Angil Tarach-Ritchey.

"Employees not only need to be trusted by the employer, they are a reflection of our business," she says. "The check brings peace of mind and less risk for future problems, and I use it as an educational and marketing tool so the elderly, their families and our referral sources know that we value their safety."