There has been a lot of talk and media coverage about the transportation services company Uber, and the many many reported incidents of misconduct from Uber’s drivers. Most recently is this report from PandoDaily about a passenger suing the company for being sexually assaulted by her driver.
Unfortunately, there have been several such lawsuits against Uber, including incidents such as a passenger claiming she was choked by a driver, another claiming rape, a third claiming his driver spit on him, and a fourth who said his driver hit him. Uber is quickly gaining a reputation for negligence and willful misconduct.
Their biggest mistake? They tried to cut costs by paying the minimum for inaccurate and misleading screening programs. Employee background checks are not the place to cut costs, as they’ve surely learned by now (we hope).
There is a simple solution for avoiding such negative infamy. Legitimate and thorough background checks and screenings for employees from a reputable company like The Cedalius Group will ensure quality candidates for employment. Maintaining compliance with the myriad of state laws is a complex subject that constantly affects hiring managers and their procedures. It is vital for them to understand how a compliant background screening program fits into the hiring process.
Steve Bryson, Director of Business Development of The Cedalius Group said “The background screening process is key when hiring the right candidate. If hiring managers aren’t following correct procedures, or don’t understand the results, the process in place may not be effective, and the results will be less than adequate.”
New hiring laws and regulations are continually evolving. The best way to stay current is to consult with a professional background screening company that can inform and educate hiring managers about creating and implementing a successful hiring process.
The Cedalius Group offers insight into the background screening industry for educational purposes. We always recommend you consult with your legal counsel to determine practices that best suit your business needs.