How Background Screening Protects Communities
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Communities are formed when a group of people have the same interests and a common goal. Trust is intrinsic in a way that you expect the community cogs to fulfill its assigned role. When an outsider is brought in to fill a vacant position, it’s but natural to be wary. Background screening is a community’s way of ensuring members of the group that the status quo will be retained. That our life will run as usual.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Background Screening Protects Communities</span></h2> <div class="wp-block-image size-medium wp-image-4621"><figure class="alignleft size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="682" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-302083-1024x682.jpg" alt="How Background Screening Protects Communities" class="wp-image-9605" title="How Background Screening Protects Communities" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-302083-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-302083-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-302083-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-302083-1200x800.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-302083.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>It protects your loved ones, too!</figcaption></figure></div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Background screening’s main purpose is to </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/background-screening-important/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">protect the community</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. If these were an ideal world, a background investigation would not be needed, but it’s not. Fraudsters abound, and for us to continue our trust in our institutions, we need to ensure that positions of trust are filled with capable people.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Types of Screening</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The simplest way to do a background screening is to do an identity check. We need to ensure that a </span><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39201763" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">person really is who he says he is</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. &nbsp;Another way is to verify the credentials presented. Did the person really get the degree that he says he passed with flying colors? Or did he just barely qualify? If a person says he can do surgery with his eyes closed, but really is just barely acquainted with a scalpel, the patient will have a </span><a href="http://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/35179-5-spine-surgeons-tangled-in-fraud-prisoners-probationers-a-fugitive.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">real problem</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Character Matters</span></h2> <div class="wp-block-image size-medium wp-image-4624"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="575" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-356147-1024x575.jpg" alt="How Background Screening Protects Communities" class="wp-image-9606" title="How Background Screening Protects Communities" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-356147-1024x575.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-356147-300x169.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-356147-768x431.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-356147-1200x674.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-356147.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>Background screening is on the lookout for shady characters.</figcaption></figure></div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">People filling positions of trust also need to have their characters vouched for. What if he were to handle money for a non-profit company? If he had a prior burglary offense, it would be hard for you as a donor to still entrust your money to the company. The company donees also lose out should this person steal money intended for them. There is a Filipino idiom that says “A lie is theft’s brother”. A person who finds it easy to lie will find it easy to steal. A person who lies in their resumé is not a person to trust.</span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Impact to the Community</span></h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imagine if a great job you were qualified for was given to a person who faked their degree. You and other qualified applicants had their chances stolen because background screening was not done. Imagine a </span><a href="http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/fake_locum_doctor_sentenced/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">fake doctor</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> let loose on an unsuspecting hospital. I don’t need to draw a picture how horrifying that would be. In conclusion,&nbsp;</span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/trueprofile-background-screening-means/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">background screening </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">to protect communities is not just a luxury, it is a necessity.</span></p>