If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times already; there is no singular perfect way to catch criminals. If someone is truly set upon finding a way of stealing or defrauding your company, they will likely find a way and get away with it for some time before you actually catch on and stop them. That is why you always need to employ multiple systems, some that simply overlap in function and others that provide redundancy for what you may already have in order to catch such criminals before they do too much damage.
Case in point: Employee background checks. Any sort of pre-employment screening is done as a form of preventative measure to make sure you aren’t hiring a known ‘bad seed’. But sometimes just requiring a basic employee background check isn’t enough to catch everything. If you want to be sure you have covered all your bases you need to take the time to enforce a full suite of background checks and pre-employment screening. Many years ago I worked for a certain company that dealt with a lot of sensitive information on a regular basis (as in every second of the day). Their pre-employment screening process was intense, including a preliminary drug screening, fingerprinting, standard background check, criminal background check, credit checks, and even a medical history. It took them two weeks just to get the results from everything before they hired me. But even with all of those safeguards in place before they even take anyone on as an employee, it didn’t prevent those who got hired from conducting illicit activities.
During my two year tenure, there were no less than seven known instances of employees being fired for committing fraud or embezzling customer assets. So while background checks are certainly helpful, without maintaining constant vigilance over your workforce they can still harm your business.
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