Employment screening is not just for government agencies, banks, or other “mainstream” industries. The process of screening employees is a benefit to any company in any industry. It is a way to verify the integrity, experience, and knowledge of applicants before you invest in hiring them. Employment screening is also a useful tool when it comes to determining who to hire between multiple qualified candidates. While many of us would like to believe that we can determine all of these things by looking at an application or in a brief interview, 53% of all applications contain inaccurate information. Screening services can not only save you time and effort when it comes to hiring but it can also protect your profits.
The Cannabis Industry is unique and it would seem the benefits from screening are even more necessary than in other industries. The strict regulations on state and federal levels means business owners are even more vulnerable to expenses that can arise from bad hiring decisions. Cannabis companies are not only liable for all payroll expenses without any tax benefit, but with a cash heavy operation, the opportunity for employee theft is increased. This means that owners and hiring managers must be vigilant when it comes to protecting their companies’ time, money, and reputation.
Employment screening ensures that you receive an accurate overview of the person you are potentially hiring. Screening can reveal discrepancies in a person’s identity, criminal history, work experience, educational claims, and more. These insights mean not only are you more invested in a new hire, but that they are more invested in the job as well.
According to New Frontier Data, by 2020, there will be 300,000 new jobs just in the Cannabis Industry alone. Given what we know that is approximately 159,000 opportunities for misinformation. Leaders in the industry must continue to build and grow the strength and legitimacy of their businesses. A reliable, hard-working, and knowledgeable staff will go a long way in making their businesses a continued success. It will also demonstrate to the country that the Cannabis Industry not only cultivates the finest green but also the finest employees.
- On June 22, 2017
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