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Tactics for background screening

Jul 30, 2011 Matt Roesly

Maintaining the safety of employees and clients is one of the most important responsibilities of a company, and often this relies on background screenings of employees and potential hires, Property Casualty 360 reports. Depending on the state, there may be a limit to the employee information a company has access, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. But companies use legal ways to circumvent these limitations and ensure the safety of their staff and clients. Companies should screen each of their employees, regardless of their race, religion, age or gender. Developing a broader background screening will ensure a company remains safe and reputable. For instance, a company that has a lackluster on background checks may find out that one of its employees is a former convict, ultimately giving them a bad reputation. Investigating applicants' references will give a company a good idea of a potential employee's character. Making clear rules and restrictions regarding company policies, while establishing strong communication among employees, generally leads to order in the office. If everyone knows the dos and don'ts and understands their actions outside the office reflect the company, they're more likely to behave accordingly.