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Background Screening and Investigations by W. Barry Nixon, Kim Kerr

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1 Managing Risk in the Hiring Process

What Are We Risking by Not Having an Appropriate Screening Process?

Some definitions of the word risk are “the chance of something going wrong; the danger that injury, damage, or loss will occur; somebody or something likely to cause injury, damage or loss. To put something in danger; to place something valued in a position or situation where it could be damaged or lost, or exposed to damage or loss.” In other words, to take a risk is “to do something despite the danger; to place something valued in a position or situation where it could be damaged or lost; exposed to damage or loss; or to incur the chance of harm or loss by taking or not taking an action” (dictionary.reference.com/browse/risk).

Risk can ...

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