Protect Your Business
Business owners invest a lot of time and capital in developing, promoting, running and growing their business. However, few seem to invest the time and effort that is really necessary to protect their investment.
In most cases tight time constraints and budgetary concerns take priority over protecting the source of revenue; the business and its assets. In other cases the problem is that owners and managers have not realized the potential losses they face when making a hiring decision. The need to hire someone quickly to meet a deadline or to reduce an increasing workload as soon as possible can sometimes force managers and business owners to make quick hiring decisions with little or no concern for the potential consequences.
Have you ever witnessed or conducted a web search on incidents related to employees attacking customers or other employees? What about internal theft? Have you looked up secret restaurant recipe online? Consider the risks associated with hiring a new employee or even promoting one of your current employees to position working directly with clients or with access to your client lists, formulas or trade secrets. The risks could be too high. You could loose your customers or trade secrets to a competitor. In several extreme cases, employees have actually murdered coworkers while on duty. Consider the implications of giving unrestricted access to employees without conducting a proper background investigation. You are about to give this person access to your business, your business resources, the list of suppliers and clients, your industry contacts, your equipment and vehicles. In other words, you are handing your entire business to someone else without knowing what they may do when you are not present. This scenario is common in all businesses and organizations. In some cases, nothing bad happens while in others, property damage or even internal theft of company property and/or trade secrets may occur.
Various studies have shown that poor hiring decisions have cost millions of dollars in the United States alone. Losses can result from theft of company data and client lists, a decline in business due to poor customer service or the decline in product quality or service, or even from a lawsuit resulting from negligence or criminal actions perpetrated by your new employee. Or perhaps your new manager or assistant manager mistreats your employees, resulting in an increase in resignations and the increase cost in hiring and training new people for the job. If you have been in business for some time, you are most likely familiar with one or more of these conditions.
Special Services Group North America can help you protect your business and reduce or mitigate some of these business risks through numerous specialized services and customized security solutions. Background screening and identity verification are among the most valuable tools that a business should use to hire employees, reduce risk and decrease liability.