The smartest small businesses are using risk management approaches to the way that they do their work. Companies that are well managed are always trying to maintain profits while at the same time keeping their liabilities to a minimum.
What Is Risk Management?
Having a working definition of risk management can help one to better understand the value of using this tactic in the first place. Disability.org.au provides us with that definition.
Risk management is the way in which adverse effects from risk are managed and potential opportunities are realized. The potential cascade effect of a failure to address a safety issue may affect the level or type of risk experienced in all areas of the organisation. It is essential that all your risk management processes and systems compliment one another, fit within your organisation’s culture and work in synergy towards the same goals.
At this point we know that risk management is useful and that it is something that businesses are using. Now, we take a look at how it can be used in the pre-employment process.
Pre-Employment And Risk Management
In order to avoid the risks that are brought about by employees would should never have been hired in the first place, pre-screening is required. Businesses are allowed to use certain procedures to screen out candidates that are unfit for the job.
It is legal to ask candidates about their criminal histories in most areas, to ask about their credit history in many areas, and to collect references from the candidate to follow up on. It is even possible to administer a personality test to determine if someone may be the right fit for a job.
When pre-employment screening is working at its best, it allows you to avoid the mistakes that could cost you dearly. This means that there is more time to focus on the parts of your job that matter much more. In other words, you can finally start to focus in on building your business and simply doing great work. All of this because of simple screening procedures available to everyone.
Contact us to learn more and get started with your pre-employment screening process.