This infographic (from First Contact HR) shows why it is always important to background check when recruiting.


  • Background checks will outline whether candidates have the right qualifications, character and fitness for the position.
  • 40% of resumes contain false or exaggerated information.
  • Over 75% of substance abusers are employed – very dangerous if you do not background check.
  • Violence at the workplace counts for 18% of all violent crime – don’t employ the wrong candidate.
  • The replacement cost of a bad hire can be 3 times that amount of the salary of the position.

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Laurence Hebberd is Community Manager for Link Humans in London. He also runs the Link Humans Twitter feed - @LinkHumans.