Did you know? More organisations than ever are using pre-employment background screening to protect their business’s assets. Back in the day, old-school interview techniques were all you needed to decide if a new hire was right, but times are changing. For most organisations in the current climate an interview alone doesn’t quite cut the mustard. Therefore, an increasing number of HR Business Partners and loss-prevention teams are introducing background screens as part of their hiring strategies.
But, whilst it’s great to use background screening services to prevent these bad hires from joining initially, not all organisations are protecting themselves from their current employees’ changing circumstances.
We’d all like to think we’d spot the signs if a current employee committed a criminal offence, if they were declared bankrupt, or if they’d set up a sideline business with conflicting interests, but in reality, how would you know?
The figures speak for themselves, and as our global trends report shows, 17% of individuals screened in EMEA are failing directorship searches and a further 2% are showing signs of failing credit or criminal checks.
Notably, a proportion of the results shown were taken from our clients’ annual re-screens, further demonstrating the importance of regularly screening your employees against these important databases where permitted by applicable law. To find out more about best-practice when it comes to employee re-screens, please contact your First Advantage Account Manager for more information or download our trends reports.