Background Check Websites Vs Hiring the Professionals – Which Is Better?

The internet is an extremely powerful tool for Human Resources departments embarking on recruitment. As part of this process, there is the temptation to use background check websites to carry out checks on potential employees. This is all well and good, but in some cases, it is best to use the services of a professional.

Unless you have specific training and experience in making a background check, it is often possible to miss something vital in your search. The vast array of free and paid sites available on the internet can be confusing and many will offer differing sources of information. You could potentially waste a lot of time, and therefore money, on chasing down fruitless leads or paying for subscriptions you will never use again. A private investigator, on the other hand, will have specific expertise, often tailored to the industry in which you are operating, and can carry out such checks quickly and methodically without wasting resources. This experience will also help the investigator by flagging up any potential alarm bells at a much earlier stage, prompting more in-depth checks if something specific does not add up. The professional detective is also likely to have access to sources that you as a company are unable to take advantage of, ensuring that checks are thorough and comprehensive. Whether you are investigating a long list of potential candidates or are looking for detailed information on one or two specific individuals, the investigator will provide you with a full report. This will be easy to navigate, and help you make your final decision much more quickly, so you can get the right person in post as soon as possible.

If you feel your recruitment process could benefit from the expertise of a trained professional to steer through the minefield of background check websites, why not contact UK Background Checks today? As a company, we have a wealth of experience. See our credentials at or call us on +44(0)845 512 0440 today.