SHOULD VERIFICATION OR BACKGROUND CHECK BE PRIORITY?

VERIFYING AN EMPLOYEE: To do or Not

It was a Tuesday morning, I grabbed my keys and hurried past the people into my car ahead of the day’s schedule. Then I read a message on my phone…

“Please help! My dispatch bike was stolen by the rider I just hired this morning”

After a moment of silence, I asked “How much are you willing to pay”?
For the time, airtime, security agencies, data, private investigators, logistics, lost clients’ goods, your sanity, scheduled deliveries…etc.
How much are you willing to pay to deal with this?
Indeed, so profound a response I received.

Verification they say is not exactly a priority but I tell you that it is should be a lifestyle; a typical way of life.  To do or not to embrace it, is a matter of choice. A decision  largely compelled by experience or by regulation and sometimes just personal proactive measures. Has experience compelled you to prioritise verification? share with us in the comments below.

Here are a few reasons why you should always verify:

1.Save Cost- Preventing cost they say is the first step towards saving cost
2.Security- To feel secured and to secure your borders
3.Competency- Verification aids in evaluating one’s capacity.
4.Qualification-Verification helps you validate certifications or employee’s ability.
5.Patterns and values- It helps you ascertain an employee’s disposition to patterns or one who is set on the right values suitable for your business.

6.Intelligence support- due diligence helps you build a stronger community when crime is committed.
7.Good record keeping- we call it “tie the knots”…verification provides centralized data for your employees.
8.Better working relationship- verification creates a healthy relationship between employer and employee
9.Increased Trust- Knowledge of an employee’s background takes away doubt and speculation

10. For just and equitable choices- When you verify, merit becomes a standard.

Often they say “err on the side of caution”  and we so believe. For all the right reasons, Verify!!!

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