DB_USA_-_Blog_-_Who_are_your_employeesWho are your employees? This may seem like a silly question to ask a disaster cleanup contractor, but is it really? After all, you’re hiring the general contractor; he’s the one hiring the men who work for him. So it is understandable that you would be concerned about the people you’ll be entrusting your property to.

It can be a little unnerving when a total stranger walks up to the door of your home or business. A lot of times this lack of knowledge can lead to poor workmanship, as you have no way of knowing what his qualifications are. In addition, repairing what should’ve been done properly in the first place could lead to unexpectedly higher costs. Consequently, you’ll want to know whether the people who’ll be doing the work on your smoke damage disaster are both qualified and vetted.

Today, background checks are almost indispensable for a business owner as a tool if he wants to ensure that the business he operates is a reputable one. These include not only criminal backgrounds but also running a social security number trace, and checking out the person’s activity on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. In addition, any references provided by the employee will be checked out to ensure that the names are legit and not just some names lifted from the phone book.

Coincidentally, there is an undeniable link between companies with a high employee turnover rate and poor workmanship. Most of them pay their employees substandard wages and there is also a lack of continuity among management. Companies like these are prime targets for employees with questionable backgrounds.