You need to hire someone to fill a position that is critical to your company's success, you want someone that is trustworthy and won't steal assets or intellectual property.
You find someone that you think will fill the position, but you need to find out if their qualifications are what they say they are , and if they have a criminal record. You can go online to one of those infamous paysites that promise all information that is accurate, or you can hire a professional who will get you the results that you need.
One of the worst tactics that the internet paysites use is what I call "The Holdback Method".
It works like this: you input the persons name and a shrouded screen comes up telling you different prices for varying amounts of information. and the more information you want, the more you will have to pay, holding the information you want hostage until you pay up. Often times you end up paying much more than if you went to a licensed professional in the first place.
The wrong person can and will ruin your business and reputation, don't skimp on the important things. Many times you can work out a fair price with the investigator, especially if you are doing multiple checks. Be smart spend your money wisely. Until the next time stay sharp. I can be contacted at www.bigbrotherinvestigations.com