Businesses saw a significant rise in fraud and risk incidents during the past year, especially in most gulf countries. According to a recent survey, 82% of executives surveyed worldwide experienced a fraud incident in the past year compared to 75% in the previous year. Background screening is an indispensable step for preventing such fraud within organizations and also ensuring secure workplaces today. The ripple effect of corporate fraud runs down the whole organizational structure with an overarching impact on company goals, hence background screening is important to ensure quality employees.
Below are some critical steps to mitigate corporate risks. Let’s have a quick glance.
An employee background check is capable of uncovering irregularities and discrepancies, bringing out real information, as well as affirming a person’s personal and professional integrity. As a part of the talent acquisition strategy, employee screening ensures that not only the right kind of talent is selected and hired but also that an individual is checked for authenticity of documents and facts. Considering the pros, companies are giving higher importance to employee background check.
A good recruitment strategy should be capable of identifying the ‘fake’ education credentials to ensure the right skills have been chosen for the job profile at offer. All aspects of a job candidate’s background on the basis of the hierarchical level and job role should be rigorously checked. For an effective background screening, a powerful background screening policy should be set in place and organisation should focus on the best practices for greater efficiency.
Considering the above discussed, there are some must do’s for effective background screening:
An organisation should follow the above pointers to ensure a robust background screening programme for effective hiring.
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