Background screening – a possible measure of security in economic uncertainty

Posted by Kristina Taylor
April 6, 2009

Background screening – a possible measure of security in economic uncertainty

The economy.  It’s on every business person’s mind.  Yet it’s critical not to allow the unpredictability of the future to cause corporate financial paralysis.

What’s corporate financial paralysis?  It’s a disease with roots deeply embedded in the human psyche.  And for small and medium sized companies, it can lead to the demise of sales and service.

To counteract this kind of paralysis, companies need to spend in order to reap.  Of course, we all know that money doesn’t grow on trees, but spending (and planning to spend) wisely is necessary.

One way to assure monies are well-invested may be to implement background screening of prospective employees.  Though many modestly-sized businesses can be hesitant to incorporate background checks into their hiring practices, it can truly be a measure of security.  After all, putting the wrong person into place is much more expensive over time than making sure the right person is offered the job.

Even in tight economic times, it pays to be savvy.  Yes, frugality is a key to staying afloat, but don’t lock up your corporate coffers too tightly.  Spend a little with measures like pre-employment background screening, and you may just find that you gain a staff that is perfectly suited to weather fiscal storms.

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