The job market evolves, and so must your background screening policy. If you are not utilizing post-hiring background screening, here’s why you should implement it to manage your company’s risk.
What Is Post-Hire Background Screening?
As its name suggests, post-hire background screening is continuous screening that extends beyond the hiring phase.
Companies are increasingly aware of the importance of a sustained screening policy. For example, in the industry survey conducted in 2020 by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) only 49% of respondents said that they conduct background checks exclusively during the hiring process, the lower percentage in the last four years.
Why Is Post-Hire Background Screening Important?
The most compelling reason to adopt post-hire background screening is that it simply makes sense.
Background checks made during the hiring process stay current during a limited period of time because employees participate in all types of activities outside of work after that initial background check.
And while in most cases their actions are harmless, or even commendable, some of your employees may engage in activities that represent a risk to your company, your customers, or other employees.
With this information in mind, it’s easy to see how post-hire background screening can be a useful tool that helps you:
- Maintain and increase safety in the workplace
- Protect your company from liability
- Increase compliance
- Reduce the chance of negligent retention
- Foster accountability
- Maintain high standards
In conclusion, a strong post-hire background screening gives you peace of mind, helps uphold the values of your company, and strengthens the safety of your organization.
From criminal records and vehicle records to checks of credit and references, at Plexus Global we offer a powerful suite of post-hire background screening services to offer your business the protection it deserves.
Learn More About Background Screening
These are some previous posts you can read for more ideas about recruiting and background screening.
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- What is reference checking?
- How should coronavirus impact performance reviews
- Use these strategies to keep remote workers engaged
- The basic dos and don’ts of background screening
Looking for a background screening partner you can trust? At Plexus Global we ensure global candidate screening through tailored solutions and the most reliable technology.
Plexus Global empowers companies to hire safely with knowledge. We are located in Riverside, California. Contact us today by telephone (844-516-1008), email, or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to learn more about our services or schedule an initial discussion with one of our experienced professionals.