Nov 01, 2019 MicroBilt News
Security for businesses today is more challenging than at any other time in history. Not only do business owners need to worry about threats outside your walls, but within them as well. This includes crimes committed by anonymous computer hackers and the people who work for you alike.
It is true that more small businesses are acting to secure their presence on the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, far too few are taking appropriate actions to secure their businesses from those they employ and the harm they can do for businesses today. Some business owners simply do not know where to begin in efforts to ensure the security of their businesses.
How Does Employee/Applicant Fraud Affect Businesses?
There are many ways that fraud from job seekers and employees alike can impact your business. The better you understand the risks you face, the more steps you can take to ensure you hire not only the right people to do the job, but also people you can trust with your business interests. These are just a few of the ways dishonest or fraudulent applicants and employees can affect your business.
- Resume fraud. Listing false, inaccurate, or incomplete information on their resumes.
- Theft. After hired, many people who used fraudulent means to gain employment will seek to steal from the business.
- Unqualified. Additionally, people who use false credentials are unqualified to do the jobs they are hired to do, often resulting in work that is substandard, if not dangerous. This not only harms the reputation of your business, but also positions your business at risk for professional, product, and other liability issues.
There are things you can do, however, to reduce your risks and keep your business safe. Just as many small businesses have taken the plunge to invest in greater cybersecurity, it is also essential to protect your business from fraudulent applicants and employees. One way to accomplish this is with extensive background checks that also verify employment and education records for applicants. Additionally, background checks can be used to reveal the following types of information in some states:
- Bankruptcies filed by applicants.
- Liens and judgments ordered against applicants.
- Eviction histories.
- Criminal records.
- Motor vehicle records.
- Employment and education verifications.
A single bad hire can spell disaster for your business. Investing in the tools you need to weed out many potential bad hires can help to ensure the continued growth and success of your business.
Contact Microbilt today to learn more about the tools we have to offer, such as background checks and more, for securing your business today and for the future.