Continuous evaluation can pick up and make note of concerning behaviors among employees, giving an employer the ability to intervene in negative behaviors that take place after the initial background check and before something serious happens to the individual or their organization. Once alerted to concerning employee behavior, employers can unlock multiple organizational support mechanisms, including having HR speak to the individual about the potential cause.
Most companies make use of a pre-employment check system before hiring new employees, but companies that handle sensitive information should be especially cautious when hiring new people. There are many reasons why it is helpful to do background checks before hiring.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Citigroup Global Markets Inc. $1.25 million for failing to conduct timely or adequate background checks on approximately 10,400 non-registered associated persons spanning a seven-year period.