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Don't Drop Your Guard


Why do you lock your home every time you leave it? Most likely, you do it to keep thieves out. Since you haven't experienced any thefts, why continue to lock up? Okay, you're probably shaking your head and thinking that I must not be all that bright. You keep locking your door because you don't want to create an opening for the thieves. Even though you've been fortunate, if you leave the door unlocked, sooner or later the wrong person is going to get in your house. Then help me understand what I've seen many companies do over the years. They establish a program of background screening for employees, paying a fee to have each new employee screened. After some time, they notice that they’re not getting much negative information through the screening process, decide that it’s not worth the investment, and stop the screenings. Of course, the next employee they hire may be a convicted embezzler. Perhaps a petty thief. Maybe even someone who was convicted of a sex crime or a violent act. They’ll never know, because they decided to drop their guard. The reality is that most people don’t have a criminal record. Sex offenders and violent criminals make up tiny percentages of the overall population. That means the likelihood that the new employee you’re considering falls into one of those categories is small. But let me ask you a question: how many sex offenders or violent criminals are you willing to tolerate on your payroll? Is five too many? Three? Even one? FULL ARTICLE