Background Checks and the International Workforce

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Today, businesses are becoming international enterprises far earlier in their life-cycle than ever before.

Perhaps it’s because it’s now easier and faster to travel overseas and, thanks to technology, easier to collaborate with staff, vendors, consultants, and others around the world (potentially eliminating the need for travel altogether).

An employee no longer has to physically be located in a company’s main office to be productive. And recruiting now recognizes that talent may reside across national boundaries.

Finding talent in another country may now be requisite, but it also demands extending background screening to best ensure the hiring not only of top tier talent, but to help to reduce risk and safeguard security as well.


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