The most expensive employee you will ever hire is the one you will have to fire
Companies pay large sums to recruitment agencies for placements but the constraints of the Employment Relations Act 2000and the Privacy Act can limit the type and nature of inquiries conducted by a recruitment agency and as a result we have many documented horror stories.
Between exaggerated CV’s and lack of scrutiny of the past, the door to your work place is wide open. You could be seen as the target for a crime, as easy money by way of pay-outs on termination of the employment contract or you could inherit a historical illness/ injury trend that will render your new employee as good as useless. Invariably an employee’s future performance can be assessed from their past.
Pre-Employment screening is relatively new to New Zealand but many companies overseas now insist on screening every new employee to prevent undesirable applicants from obtaining a position .
Fraud is preventable but you must take the initiative to visit the Fraud page click here On that page you will find some shocking new statistics that show just how prevalent fraud is… can you afford to ignore it?
The Verisure Pre-employment screen is thorough, in depth, affordable, independent of your recruiting process and legally defensible.
This service is not confined to permanent staff as temporary Staff can bring more than temporary problems
Many employers think that doing a ministry of justice check on a prospective employee is all that is required, little do they realise that many offenders don’t get to court, others who are dealt with by the police ( eventually) are in the system for up to 2 years before a conviction shows.. in the mean time you have taken them on as your employee.
What to do about the bad employee in your midst
If you are unfortunate enough to have an undesirable employee and are uncertain of what to do we offer a range of services that can assist you
Verisure maintains a Database of people whose backgrounds employers should be aware of
If you have had such a person and would like to warn others please forward the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of CV fraud uncovered by Verisure Investigations Ltd are
An applicant whose referees were his parents , father using an assumed name and mother using her maiden name. A check from public records would not have disclosed this or the missing employer who had very relevant information.
A candidate provided a CV which was wonderfully accurate, it passed the pre employment screen that the agency used from public data bases. However what it did not disclose was that the BA had been completed in the university of Mt Eden , Yes the police check would have revealed this but by that stage the employee had been employed and had done considerable damage.
Sunday May 15, 2011