An up-and-coming business consultancy firm found itself getting morally and financially upset after it hired an aversive personality for the position of a senior manager. This person was highly recommended by a very good friend of the Managing Director of the consultancy firm, and the recommendation was presumed worthful by itself since the Managing Directorâ€™s friend himself commanded a highly respectable position in his organisation.
A few months after his hiring as senior manager, this person would not sincerely perform any of his duties and would make the environment worse by displaying antipathetic behaviour towards his juniors, rather than collaborating with them. However, what upset the management deeply was when the manager did the most detestable act in the workplace ever imaginable: he had touched a female junior subordinate inappropriately within the office premises.
Since the pre-employment due diligence did not apply, Stern India was summoned to perform on-the-job due diligence on the manager. The due diligence cut through to the heart of the situation. A forensic analysis of the managerâ€™s workstation computer found that he spent no less than 186 hours browsing internet websites whose subject matter was intended for adults, and which directly violated the IT laws of the company. 186 hours are virtually equivalent to an entire month spent by an average worker in the workplace; in the managerâ€™s case, they were being spent to stoke arguably malignant intent within the organisation.
While we do not question the Managing Directorâ€™s decision to hire someone whose reference is unquestionable, we can clearly see how this decision jolted the company. We believe no organisation would want such incidence to recur in their workplace, and would rather have pre-employment background provisions in place.
Stern India specialises in pre-employment background screening service and provides incredible turnaround time in order that employers do not have to wait long before making any hiring decision.
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