In this article, we explain negligent hiring and discuss the law regarding negligent hiring and employer liability in Iowa.Every company will need to hire new employees at some point. The process can be arduous for small and large businesses alike, with many companies turning to recruiters for their hiring needs. Both recruiters and company employees in charge of hiring are responsible for conducting a variety of pre employment investigations, including background checks, verifying professional and personal references, running credit reports, performing drug tests and checking job qualifications.