As travelers have been told to expect longer wait times at airports in exchange for their protection, job seekers should be prepared to wait longer for job offers for the same reason. According to the concept of negligent hiring, employers are liable for criminal or torturous behavior caused by their employees.
Unscrupulous, and dangerous individuals with suspect values and criminal backgrounds often aren’t discovered if an employer doesn’t diligently evaluate job applicants. The payoff reflected in reduced risks of workplace violence easily justifies any additional time or financial investment.
Background checks reveal the presence of past problems. Pre-employment personality and behavioral testing offers employers reliable insight into the probability of future problems by identifying the attitudes that precede undesirable behavior.
Interviews aren’t enough anymore. Employers who have a selection process that fails to gather as much information as is legally permissible, are agreeing to play Russian Roulette without checking all the chambers of the weapon first.
Copyright 2009 by Mason Duchatschek
About the Author
Mason Duchatschek is the president of AMO-Employer Services, Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri, and co-author of the book “Sales Utopia: How to Get the Right People, Doing the Right Things, Enough Times.” His phone number is 1-800-245-0445, and his company’s website is www.amo-es.com.
Written by: Mason Duchatschek