Make a List, (Background) Check It Twice - Part 1
Why Background Checks for NFPs Are Important
I’m sure you never thought about it this way, but Santa probably saves a lot of time and money by determining who’s naughty or nice before leaving the North Pole. Why shouldn’t you do the same before allowing new employees and volunteers into your organization?
The bottom line is that pre-employment background checks help an organization be more successful. Pre-employment screening is one of the best risk management defenses against workplace violence, drug abuse, accidents, theft and sexual abuse. The potential for lawsuits and corporate liability for negligent acts reinforces the importance of due diligence in hiring practices.
Thorough background checks help:
- Reduce the high cost of turnover by screening in employees who stay longer
- Reduce losses from:
- Employee theft
- Employee fraud
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Workplace violence
- Avoid wasted benefits
- Reduce training and employee development costs
- Increase productivity through hiring employees with better work habits, attitudes, policies and practices
- Enhance professionalism by “screening in” appropriate workplace attitudes
- Decrease insurance costs
- Meet regulatory, insurance and customer requirements
In my next blog “Make a List, (Background) Check It Twice – Part 2”, we’ll take a deeper dive into the top 5 reasons to consider background checks.
To learn more risk management practices for your not for profit organization, chat with a member of the ‘A’ Team.
- I Screen, You Screen
- The First Commandment of Background Checks
- The Pre-Employment Mistake You Can’t Afford to Make
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