Employment standards have changed drastically in the past few decades. Where before you could walk into a business, looking for casual work, and be hired on the spot, nowadays employers have to follow a series of processes to determine your suitability for the job, ensure the safety of their workforce and, most importantly the members of the public they come into contact with.
If you are running a small business, you know the importance of hiring an employee that you can trust. It used to be that the only information you had to rely on was applications, resumes and former employers. Now you have the ability to run background checks to ensure that the person that you are considering for the job is right for the position.