All organisations should prioritise the promotion of safe working environments for their members. From a business perspective, this means protecting not just the employees and the overall well-being of the company, but also its customers.
One of the most common and effective risk mitigation strategies in the Northern Territory is running a National Police Check as deemed necessary.
Guarding against potential hazards and risks
In addition to increasing the safety of a workplace, police checks also help protect company property, assets, and sensitive information. It also aids in the reduction of potential theft cases. For many employers, this also means the certainty of trustworthiness and honesty in new hires and ensuring that their reputation remains stellar.
Recruitment made safer
Employers want to make certain that their new recruits have what it takes to perform the job properly and satisfactorily. Aside from asking about skills and experience in the same line of work, they might also run a criminal background check on the applicants. This is particularly true when the job involves sensitive information, having contact with important people, or dealing with considerable resources.
Having an offence doesn’t automatically disqualify an applicant. However, in some cases, such as cases of fraud and the job they’re applying for is in the finance industry, their offence may serve as grounds for disqualification.
Employing only suitable talents
Smart organisations implement a strong control system for the prevention of corruption and misconduct. National police checks play a critical role here. Through these checks, employers have lower risks of welcoming unsuitable individuals on board.
An important reminder though is that employers should make certain they conduct checks without breaching the subject’s privacy, equal opportunity laws, and most importantly, human rights. They should also perform the right type of background run. It should suit the needs of the organisation without discriminating the applicant.