If you are hiring new employees for your office than you have to be very sure that they are honest and true to your firm because they will be sharing a lot of confidential data of your business in the future and you would never want to be in a situation where your business data and trade secrets are compromised at any cost. Many multinationals and corporate firms prefer to go for pre-employment background checks where they do the interview procedure and than take help of various agencies that would help them to find if the information provided by the employee was true or false.
Though, a lot of companies never really take permission from the employees about the background verifications they do but it would always be advisable that you take a written permission from the potential employees that you would be digging further into the data they have provided and that they have no problems with you investigating about them. You can use a legal expert with you so that he or she can document the entire draft so that it would keep you and your company out of problem if there are any legal claims made by the employee in the future that you made a wrong use of the agreement.
Once you have the written document from the employees you can go ahead and check various court records where you can find if there are any criminal cases or records of the employees you are hiring. You can also cross check the data with the native places of the employees to keep yourself safe. You can go ahead and check their motor vehicle information and see if they have any problems like rash driving and so on. Credit card frauds and making false academic documents are very easy to find as there are various websites where you can find this information.