Filling important or confidential positions requires outmost care in selecting the right applicants, where verifying the applicant’s integrity and eliminating security risks are important requirements besides professional and psychical suitability for the sake of prevention.
In the government sector and at the majority of multinational companies there is already an established system of checking and screening prior to employing when hiring for management or data and secret carrier positions or other important positions.
In economic life too, the greatest security and other risks are in the field of human resource. Studies as well as solved crimes support that most crimes committed against business companies could be committed as a result of the negligence or the willful behavior of the employees.
According to the previously cited surveys, economic crime is the “sport” of white-collar workers in Hungary. The typical perpetrator of the most severe violations is male (90 per cent), typically between 31 and 50 years of age (80 per cent). 64 per cent of the violators have college or university qualification; senior managers commit 27 per cent, while junior managers 20 per cent of the crimes.
Checking prior to hiring includes:
- Verifying the integrity of the applicant
- Verifying data submitted in CV and application material
- Verifying the authenticity of references from previous employers
- Other business, economic interests of the applicant and his family circles
- Assessing security risks detectible in his lifestyle
- Conducting a security interview with the applicant
- Other necessary measures.
The results of the checking prior to hiring supplement support or refute data and examination results from other sources with reliable and versatile information. It reduces the security risks the given person presents, and provides protection against the “infiltration” efforts of the competition.