Why Should I Fingerprint Potential (and Current) Employees?

Some businesses are required by state or federal law to have employees’ and applicants’ fingerprints checked against FBI and/or law enforcement databases.  If your business isn’t one of these, you may wonder what the advantages of fingerprinting are.  Or maybe you find yourself asking, “Isn’t a background check sufficient?”  Here are some reasons adding fingerprinting is a better choice.  Remember, fingerprinting is not a viable substitute for a credit check, or for verification of legal working status.