What influences your decision to hire?
What influences your decision to hire – a personal recommendation, a well-crafted CV or perhaps an interview with a personable candidate? What about risk?
Ryan-Jones Ralph of Vetting Solutions Ltd discusses the above.
Recruiting the right people at the right time is essential for any business, irrespective of size.
With almost 60,000 cases of identity theft reported in the first five months of 2013, a risk based and proportionate approach to pre-employment screening must now form a fundamental component of your hiring process.
New starters are likely to have legitimate access to your company’s sensitive information – you need to be sure that they will not use your organisation’s assets for unauthorised purposes.
Your business would not operate with its firewalls turned off and it would not leave its premises unlocked overnight, so why recruit your staff without appropriate vetting?
Prevention is better than cure
Effective vetting processes will provide your business with a deterrent against those with wilful intent.
Such methods will help to set the tone of your organisations security culture and ensure that personnel security considerations are granted identical weighting to other protective measures you currently implement.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
There is no need to perform checks for all staff at the same level unless the risk is equal across your business. A tailored approach is the best way to ensure that your protective security is fully considered.
In this way, vulnerabilities susceptible to exploitation are dramatically reduced.
Hiring new employees has become more complex and risky.
Data Protection legislation now prescribes that businesses only retain a verification record of the vetting conducted, so it’s time to shred all those paper references and passport copies!
Remember that the best resource of any business is its people. Each individual that you hire represents a considerable investment in your company’s future – make informed hiring decisions!
Vetting Solutions Limited www.vetting-solutions.com Tel: 01276 415818