While performing backgrounds checks and pre-employment are essential to weeding out undesirables from the truly sought-after talent, it isn’t the most sure-fire method to spotting troublemakers before you hire them.
Sometimes, in spite of all your precautions and preparations someone comes along and fools your rigorous application process and gains access to your company’s assets. That is why on top of going through with the battery of pre-employment screenings and background checks you have to keep a closer eye on your team.
As an example, my store hired someone to fill a low-level supervisor position just before Thanksgiving. This girl had all the right references, a solid work history, and passed the company’s employee background check without a hitch. For quite some time she was the perfect example of a young, hard-working, punctual individual. She was well liked by the cashier staff and admired by her superiors. But there were signs that something was off about her two months ago.
It was common knowledge among the staff that she was the primary supporter of her family; her mother, her newborn siblings, and her grandmother. She never really complained about her lot but it was understandably a hard position to be put in for someone of such a young age. It didn’t raise suspicion about her, per say, but rather created more admiration and sympathy for her.
Then about two weeks ago she was caught buying dozens of items ranging from clothing to house wares that she had marked down to practically nothing using another associate’s login information. It was a terminable offense, and one that could have been spotted much earlier had we taken the time to dig deeper and find out her mother’s disability payments had been reduced causing a greater financial burden on her.
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