• We are all human, and that means we all make mistakes in our lives. Having a criminal record isn’t something that should define a person’s character, and for the most part their past should remain a private matter.

     

    But there are times in life when hiring a private investigator to get a background check on someone is a good idea. After all, you need to put yourself, your family, or your business first. Discreet Investigations specialises in criminal background checks for many different situations.

    A few of which are:

    Employees who will handle money

    If you are planning on hiring an employee that will handle a lot of money (a bank teller, for example), then you want a candidate with a clean record. No risks can be taken when it comes to sums of money so big. By delving a bit into their past, you can get a good feel for the type of person they are. Someone who has committed multiple crimes is not someone you should trust in your business.

    Financial partners

    When you need to trust someone to handle your investments or retirement funds, or you are going into business with another entrepreneur, you should have a good idea of who they really are. Of course a long business relationship with them should have revealed enough already, but say you don’t have one, then you should go on more than just recommendations. Your livelihood and financial future are at stake.

    Caretakers

    Hiring a babysitter is a pretty straightforward process, and the vast majority of people are good, caring, and well-behaved. But if you are hiring a long term caretaker, someone who will either live in-house or spend a lot of time in your home each day, then hiring a private investigator to conduct checks is a good idea. You can never be too careful when it comes to the safety and security of your family and home.

    A criminal record doesn’t necessarily mean that a person doesn’t have good character, and everyone deserves a second chance now and then. But there are times when criminal background checks are necessary. Discreet Investigations can help you find out who you are really dealing with.