Almost every day, the news reports instances of businesses being victimized by fraud, theft, breach of computer security, or other serious problems. Many of these problems are caused by the business’s own employees. One of the best ways for businesses to help prevent themselves, and their clientele, from being victimized in this way is by conducting pre-employment background checks.
Employee Background Check Provider in NY
Today, an estimated 90% of major employers in the country utilize employee background checks to ensure that their employees are being honest on their applications and that they’re a good fit for the business. These pre-employment screenings can look for fraudulent claims on an application, criminal history, financial history, and much more.
It’s important to take a closer look at just why it’s critical to utilize employee background checks, and what it really comes down to in most cases is cost. By thoroughly scrutinizing the background of the people you may hire, you’ll be able to ensure that you don’t cost your company money by making hiring mistakes. Here’s a look at some of the ways this is true.
Here’s a recent report found at patch.com written by Priscila Korb about an employee of the Shinnecock Animal Hospital who was arrested for stealing more than $50,000 from the hospital and its customers.
Keri A. Guillo, 28, who worked as an administrative assistant at the hospital, stole money from the hospital and its clients by using their credit card information, police said.
She stole varying amounts of money totaling over $50,000 in 2011 and 2012, police said.
These types of fraud are very common, and businesses and organizations of every size can be victims. As we’ve been discussing on our blog, however, there are many ways that we can help to reduce the risk of these kinds of frauds, or to minimize the damage and catch the thieves before too much damage is done. These preventive methods include comprehensive pre-employment background checks, strong internal accounting controls and procedures, robust data security practices, and a swift and thorough investigation when a “red flag” of fraud or misconduct is observed.