Apr 6, 2019

An Investigative Background Check Is Better than Hindsight

You should consider an investigative background check before finally reaching a major decision, especially in the event something does not seem quite right to you.

More than a few business leaders and politicians have regretted not checking more carefully before hiring assistance. Much the same applies to spouses going through a messy divorce. An ounce of forward planning beats cleaning up a ton of tangles later. However, doing an investigative background check ourselves is not always practical.

 

Why Doing an Investigative Background Check Ourselves is Not Always Practical

An investigative background check is time consuming, when you are still learning the ropes. There is a host of information available nowadays on the web. However, you first have to discover it exists, and then register with the data owner once you have satisfied them regarding your bona-fides. A background investigator’s time often costs less that your own, and they need far less of it too.

Moreover, most clients only order an investigative background check towards the end of the selection process, by which time they have already reached a tentative assessment of the person. Human nature inclines us to prefer data that fits with what we already have. If we do not, then we have to resolve conflicting thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to eliminate the cognitive dissonance.

This process can be painful. Say for example we have found a person with the same religious values as ourselves, and moreover, is a member of the same business association too. If they score badly on an investigative background check, this challenges the integrity of those values we hold. Therefore as humans, we are more likely to rely on information that confirms our existing impressions.

 

A Qld Private Investigator Does Not Have That Baggage from the Past

We have dealt with all shapes and sizes of the Australian population down the years. We know from experience religion and associations may have little bearing on the underlying personality. Therefore, we approach each case with a clean slate. Naturally, we review the person’s profile and interests. However, our training has prepared us to look beyond obvious things.

 

At What Stage Then, Should I Order a Background Check?

There are no firm rules. You should consider an investigative background check before finally reaching a major decision, especially in the event something does not seem quite right to you. We have a policy of not charging a prospective client for the first half hour on the phone. This is usually sufficient time for us to guide you to the right decision, taken in your own best interests. Please call 1300 553 788 or send a message if you would like to take this further.

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