If you run your own business and have employees working for you, it is important to know what the best practices are for assessing the screening programs you put potential employees through.
If your company is big enough that you have stakeholders, you will want to involve them in the screening program. You always want HR representatives, security personnel and legal aides to have a part in these programs because they can each provide their own perspective that you can use to choose employees who will benefit the entire company.
The process of running your employee screening program will be more effective if you designate one member of your company as expert on the matter of background checks. This will help ensure that the process runs as efficiently as possible.
Since employment screening programs involve audits, you will want to decide whether or not these audits will be covered under attorney-client privilege. All official documents, notes and anything else that contains confidential information about an individual can be used against you if you were to end up in court as a result of your employee screening program.
If your company has locations all over the country, you will have to have one specific central location where the employee screening program is centralized. You may want to appoint an individual to oversee the process or a group of people to.
Periodically reassessing your employee screening program is something you should be doing. At any given point you may have to make either small or significant changes to the screening process. If at any point the process doesn’t seem to be working, you must find a way to correct it immediately. You could be putting your company in danger of having legal problems if there is a flaw in your screening program.
In order for you to know what can and can’t get you into legal trouble at any given time, it is crucial to the success of your business that you keep yourself updated on changes to federal employment regulations. If a change in employment or privacy laws happens and you don’t know about it, the chances are good you will find your company in some deep trouble later down the line.
You can never be too careful when running your employee screening, because this will reflect on your company’s reputation within the industry your company falls under.