Wall Street Journal (04/27/17) DiPietro, Ben
From “The Morning Risk Report: Lack of Post-Employment Checks Expose Companies”
Wall Street Journal (04/27/17) DiPietro, Ben

Most companies with 100 or more employees conduct pre-employment background checks on potential workers, but most stop checking on workers after they are hired. This practice opens up potential security and compliance risks, according to a recent report from insider threat-monitoring firm Endera. While 98 percent of the 278 executives surveyed said their organization checks people before offering them a job, less than 25 percent said they make such checks after someone joins the group. “Most post-hire employee screenings are conducted only after an incident is discovered,” the report stated. The lack of post-employment screening remains prevalent even though one in every 1,000 employees is arrested every month—and despite the fact 79 percent of responding security executives and 81 percent of responding operations executives said they would screen or consider screening their entire workforce every day if they could. “A lot of the time employers can reduce inside threats and risks but pressures employees face outside of work—criminal or civil [cases], financial [issues], domestic [problems]—directly correlate to what these employees may do on the inside,” notes Raj Ananthanpillai, Endera’s chief executive officer.