Simon Cowell Bounces Contestants After Revealing Background Checks
September 8, 2011
Everybody’s doing it; background checks that is. Simon Cowell has reportedly dropped three contestants from his British TV show, Red or Black, after he performed criminal background checks and found something he didn’t like (what he found was unspecified). Evidently, he learned the hard way that performing these checks was necessary when it came out that the show’s first winner had served two years in prison for assaulting another man.
Everyone has their own motivation for conducting background checks. Some do it to protect theiremployees, customers and reputation, some to avoid making a bad hire. Unfortunately, many do it because the have experienced costly incidents that could have been avoided. Food for thought.