There are many benefits of pro-active employment screening. Some to consider within the context of your own business are:
Signifies a positive approach to engendering confidence in the company and the brand by publicly guaranteeing employees meet a minimum standard and promotes confidence amongst existing staff and customers.
Preventing reputational damage to the Company by ensuring those who would not have been offered the job are allowed to impact adversely bringing the company to adverse attention.
Prevents fines and other legal action for failures to ensure right to work, observance of court orders, or unqualified staff causing incidents generating liability claims.
Fewer wrong employment choices, on a basic level it saves money by not repeating the process or having to conduct costly disciplinary hearings; minimises management headaches by saving on training the wrong person, and a drain on other corporate resources.
Ensures a significant reduction in costs associated with employee thefts and internal fraud investigation and security costs reduced whilst preventing on-going losses.
Safer workplace, minimises work disruption, and improves morale when employees know that the next person hired is safe to work with and has a good track record.
Many authorities and agencies expect contractors and business partner staff to have been screened, and it can be a positive point in a tendering process.