Life happens. During even a short period of time, difficulty can strike an employee and cause him or her to push the limits. Consider Mr. B – who had an acceptable screen before hire, but then poor decision-making and money troubles led his wife to file for divorce. Mr. B began missing work as assistant manager of a drug store, and then certain inventory went missing, too.
While background checks are often performed before employment, it can also be helpful to re-screen employees on a periodic basis to keep a check on other things: workplace performance, safety, misconduct, and theft, to name a few. Rescreening provides an employer peace of mind that an employee is adhering to company policies and procedures.
3 Reasons to rescreen current employees
- Employers invest in hiring, onboarding and paying employees. They also represent you and your company when they interact with customers and vendors. If the misconduct occurred while on company time, the only way to know might be to rescreen the individual. An annual rescreening procedure should validate the importance and protect your investment.
- Promotions and new job responsibilities would require rescreening of employees. In fact, a new position may require screening for aspects that the former position did not.
- Mistakes can happen in which employees slip through the cracks. They may not have been properly vetted upon initial hiring or were hired under a different set of criteria. Whether hired by a manager who has since moved on, or for some other innocent reason, an employer can reduce risk by annual re-screenings of employees.
Be smart about rescreening and use a reputable professional agency such as DataScreening. A professional firm is not only familiar with the status of laws but also can offer you specific package requirements depending upon your screening needs.
DataScreening is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that has offered business-to-business employment and tenant screenings to human resource professionals and business owners, including staffing companies, for two decades. Among other organizations, they are members of the ASA(American Staffing Association), SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and the NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners). How may we help you today?