When you hire someone for your business, you are essentially putting a lot of trust in them. You are trusting them to show up on time and do a good job. Also, you may be trusting them to keep your trade secrets. You may also be trusting them with your finances, if you’re hiring them for a financial position. That person is going to have access to your clients as well, and it’s important for you to keep your clients happy. Plus, you’re trusting that person not to come in, gain the trust of your clients, and then take them away from you.
Consequences of Hiring the Wrong Person
As you can see, a lot of things can go wrong when you hire someone. But many people think that if something goes wrong, they can always fire that person. And this is true. No one is ever forcing you to keep someone on as an employee. But sometimes, people might come to work for you and cause irreparable damage to your company, especially if they are unethical. And your company might take a long time to recover.
You Could Lose Trade Secrets or Old Clients
If your new employee sells your trade secrets to your competitors and they respond by creating the exact same product, then your company will lose its edge in the market. If the employee comes in as an account executive, works for a year, and then leaves, taking all their accounts with them, your company will be stuck having to find a whole lot of new clients.
Investigating Your New Hire’s Background
It’s important to hire the right person. And in order to do this, you need to investigate their background. Make sure that they have the educational qualifications and the work experience they claim to have. Make sure that they are who they say they are. Once you’ve done this, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you are hiring the right person.
Contact us for more information about investigations and background checks when you are hiring someone new.