You’ve finally appointed someone to be in charge of staff recruitment for your business. It’s taken a massive amount of pressure off, as you don’t really have time for it any more with the increased workload of your growing business. You’re sure you’ve made the right decision. Haven’t you?
It’s now the new guy’s first day on the job. Something doesn’t seem right. There’s something a bit fishy about his behaviour. You try to make small talk, getting to know more about him and where he came from. He’s a closed book. You don’t want to push it with him, that’ll make him suspicious. You’re not sure what to do. But you know that you don’t trust him, and you know that you need piece of mind to protect your business and your staff.
How can you know for sure who you have hired?
When it comes to protecting your business, it’s extremely important to ensure you perform background checks on all employees, especially if they’re in an influential role.
The most common lies experienced are those about experience, qualifications, or references.
Failing to perform suitable background checks on employees can lead to a number of serious consequences. Employee theft or fraud, workplace violence, substance abuse, and revenue loss through hiring employees with falsified qualifications all disrupt the workplace and can do irreparable damage to your business. Incidents of this nature can lead to deterioration in employee morale, higher employee turnover and losses in revenue.
Meridian Services perform thorough background checks through use of Digital Footprint Examination, researching a potential employee’s online presence to confirm their honesty and integrity. Background checks are executed to assure you they are free of a criminal record and have not lied on their resume. In depth studies of their qualifications (tertiary, skills certificates), credit history and references are completed, thoroughly vetting each candidate, allowing you complete peace of mind.
Meridian Services are also able to conduct undercover investigations (particularly in high profile cases) within organisations when dishonesty is suspected.
If you think you have issues with an employee’s honesty, or need help with background checks, please contact Meridian Services. We have ample experience in conducting employee background checks and are extremely discreet.
Call us today to find out how we can put your mind at rest.