Employment screening in certain industries with positions that carry a high degree of risk is always important when hiring new employees. This high level of risk may be posed to individuals, businesses, or organizations that the new employees come to serve.
Employers and human resource managers can actively prevent criminals, predators, and unskilled candidates from having access to certain areas, information, and even sensitive people such as children and the elderly by carrying out employment screening or background checks on all new employees. They can also save their businesses from risk liability problems and negligence lawsuits.
Here are the top 5 high-risk industries where employers and HR experts must take employment screening seriously when hiring new employees:
It is definitely one of the most sensitive industries because thousands of children across America are entrusted to strangers to nurture and care for them. Unfortunately, schools provide the best grounds for sex offenders and predators to carry out their vices. HR experts in this industry must always undertake employment screening on new employees (teachers and staff) before entrusting any kids to them. A school can face serious legal action if found to have hired a new employee who had previously convicted sex offender or child abuser negligently.
This is another very sensitive industry because all healthcare workers serve in positions of full trust. Healthcare workers have access to all the vulnerable individuals in the society including the elderly, kids, disabled, and mentally ill. Without proper screening of new employees, doctors, nurses, therapists or attendants, a hospital may hire an unskilled person resulting in a mistake that may not only harm a patient, but also endanger their life.
Employees in this industry often have unlimited access to sensitive financial information about financial organizations and their clients. They handle millions of cash every now and then, handle client’s credit cards, bank account information, tax reports, and more. Without proper employment screening, all this information could fall into the hands of a criminal resulting in theft, blackmail, scams, fraud, and identity theft .
Law and Justice
Law enforcers and implementers hold a very special place in society. They are charged with ensuring that the law is followed and justice obtained when need be. All persons in the law and justice departments have access to crucial information about arrests, convictions, and client-confidential information among more. Without proper screening, justice may elude the face of many innocent victims while the wrong-doers go free.
Drivers, particularly trucking drivers, need thorough employment screening if safety on the roads is to be guaranteed. Background checks in this industry can help to show if a driver is negligent, using drugs, convicted criminal, or has been involved in a fatal accident before. This will help a business avoid fatal injury, damage, or liability issues on the roads.
HR experts and employers in these 5 high-risk industries must conduct secure background screening on their new employees for the safety of all!
Disclaimer Statement: All information presented is never intended as legal advice and is for information purposes only.