Posts Tagged: risk management

Screening Your Drivers: Managing the 2 Faces of Risk [SlideShare]

When you’re hiring drivers to represent your company, you must consider the many ways in which hiring the wrong person can put people, brands, and profits at risk. The risks must be looked at both in terms of the inherent risks of the person you’re hiring and the background they bring with them, along with… Read more »

[SlideShare] 6 Tips for Screening and Hiring Drivers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employment includes about 1.3 million bus drivers, almost 1.7 million heavy truck drivers, 826,000 delivery drivers, and about 181,000 taxi drivers or chauffeurs, plus millions more of other types of drivers. Every one of these drivers present risks to their employers. Professional drivers pose two specific kinds… Read more »

[SlideShare] How to Avoid the Sting of Unknown Risks

“Almost everything that can go wrong in a business has a human capital component.” — David Creelman of Creelman Research Risk management is a fundamental aspect of business planning and operations. However, a surprising majority of businesses are missing what could be the most important aspect of risk management altogether – human capital risks. According… Read more »

The Vital Role of Employment Screening in Human Capital Risk Management

Does your risk management plan look at the risks involved in the hiring process? Your workforce is your human capital. Its value is based on how well it contributes to your productivity and profit, but also on the risks it imposes that may have significant costs when something goes wrong. Background screening that takes the… Read more »

The Critical Role of a Role-Related Risk Assessment in Employment Screening

Organizations consist of a set of interlocking roles arranged to achieve the goals of the business. A large proportion of the total risk in a modern organization is found in these roles that make it work.  As workers become more independent and inter-dependent, they create new sources of risk in access to resources, networks, and… Read more »

Employment Screening and the Role of Fairness

Author: Michael Gaul The other day, I arrived at the office greeted by news related to three separate lawsuits involving employment screening companies, their employer-customers, and applicants trying to gain employment. Each of these suits involves a complex web of legal issues and accusations – one involving an alleged  failure to follow adverse action notification… Read more »

What’s Behind the Failure to Screen Temporary Workers?

Temporary, contingent, and contract workers currently make up more than one-quarter of the entire workforce population—up nearly 10% since 2009. According to the U.S. Department of Labor this so called “extended workforce” is among the fastest growing segment of workers, predicted to increase 23% from 2010 to 2020. This growing and increasingly important segment of… Read more »

Trust, but Verify. Even in the C-Suite.

Human Resource Executive (HRE) Online recently published a story on the importance of “Vetting at the Top.” The fittingly titled article by Will Bunch covered recent ethical debates that highlight the need for closer screening of high-level candidates. The article pointed to the recent attention-getting case of Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson as an example of… Read more »