Background and Reference Checking
When it comes to hiring staff, the pitfalls and obstacles are all too familiar: shortage of qualified candidates, increasing regulations, risks to privacy and security, and exposure to litigation and liabilities. Proper planning, preparation and usage of new technologies and services are together highly effective for hiring, retaining and terminating staff.
Protecting yourself as an employer is critical. Whether hiring or employing a financial manager, personal assistant, executive assistant, etc., you are advised be prepared and knowledgeable about the risks and traps which can impair your security and confidentiality.
A sad fact: People with questionable backgrounds gravitate toward industries where screening is light.
Important questions include:
Are you conducting thorough background investigations?
Where are you finding prospective employees?
How is your reference checking conducted, and what information are you gathering?