A majority of employees who are caught stealing confess to their first theft incident within the first year of their employment. These employees can be discouraged because they feel trapped in a job they thought would be better than what it actually is. They can feel like they were misled in the interview process about how great the business is. Without pre employment screening to evaluate an employee’s potential for on the job performance other issues like theft are more apt to occur.
Employees can feel slighted over job promotions they do not get, or working harder than more tenured employees. Sometimes employees apply for jobs at businesses they know they can steal from, and start their thefts on day one. All of which are justifications for an employee to steal from their employer.
All of those situations are more avoidable by using pre employment screening criminal background checks. The checks are designed to show work history, previous theft issues, criminal arrests, and validations of educational backgrounds.
Coincidentally, for many small businesses, the average length of employment for their non-management positions is also about one year. When there are only a few short months between an employee’s hire date and their first incident of theft, having the right people in place from day one becomes increasingly critical. There is not an extended amount of time that you can hire someone and then find out what a criminal background check will uncover.
In those twelve short months, many things can happen – both good and bad. Since that length of time is so short, conducting pre employment screening and criminal background checks is absolutely essential.
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