Let us review what the necessary checks are from above:
Criminal Screening: This test reveals the employee's criminal history, including if they were involved in any felony convictions, violent crimes, embezzlement, or sex crimes. This test is vital because depending on your industry, you may not be able to hire specific individuals if they were involved in crimes that are directly related to their jobs, eg; healthcare, education, finance or security.
Local Reputation Investigation: Assessment of a person’s local reputation is conducted by speaking to industry peers, local journalists, former employers, colleagues or tutors. Whilst feedback should not be considered to be 100% reliable as it is based on hearsay, this investigation often brings to light matters which invite further in-depth investigation such as links to political parties, terrorist organisations or suspicions of corrupt practices so that these can then be proven or eliminated through further checks if required.
Boards and directors are critical, too.
During the rescreening process, most companies will likely focus on the entry-level staff rather than senior-level staff.
However, the directors and board of directors have the most critical roles within an organisation. Therefore, they have the most influence on a company and its direction. And because they can cause the most damage to your business's reputation, assets, and brand, it is crucial that you don't forget them during the rescreening process. Otherwise, you are putting your business at considerable risk.
Assistance with Background Checks in Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are a complicated and demanding process for even the most experienced investor. That is why, during this stressful time, business owners may often overlook conducting background checks and rescreening their new employees.
Mitigate risk, protect your business, and ensure that you are following compliance regulations by choosing Cedar Rose for your background employment screening services.
Our comprehensive background screening and rescreening processes will protect your company from associations with known criminals, terrorists, sanctioned individuals, convicted or suspected money launderers or those with an undesirable or dishonest past, bad local reputation, or a history of adverse media.
Many of our investigations and reports can be conducted across borders which means that we still have you covered even if the business you are purchasing is in another country. Furthermore, we comply with international laws such as the Anti Bribery Act and FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) so you can remain confident that your business correctly follows compliance procedures.