Promotions are vitally important to a number of people. Obviously, they are of great importance to the employee receiving the promotion. They are also of enormous importance to the company doing the promoting. Prior to promoting an employee to a position of importance, a company must be certain that the employee can handle the new responsibilities, as well as that the employee will remain productive, loyal, honest and provide accurate results.
Often, promotions are made solely on criteria observed during an employee’s regular work. Their work ethic and their accuracy are the two main criteria used to judge their likelihood of succeeding in a new position. However, these are not the only criteria that should be used. Today, thanks to public records, a company can do a bit more research into an employee’s background and character, ensuring they are promoting the right person for the job.
Why is this so vitally important? Consider an employee who regularly comes to work on time, performs their job duties admirably, with great organization and aplomb. The employee might even take on greater responsibilities without urging. However, that same employee might behave in a very different way in a different situation. For instance, if the new promotion puts them in a position where they handle large quantities of cash on a regular basis, the temptation might be too strong for them to overcome, particularly if they suffer a poor financial situation at home.
Other examples include selling company information to competitors, using the information for personal gain, inaccurate reporting and “slipping” work performance due to inexperience or the inability to handle tough decisions and more. In short, a company that does not use public records to investigate an employee’s background can find that they have made a serious mistake with immense ramifications for the company.
Public records can provide detailed information about the employee’s criminal record, their financial past and much more. You can determine if that employee you want to promote has the wherewithal to handle large bank deposits without “pocketing” any of it. You can determine if they have the character required to handle sensitive company information or if they might “pass it on” for a few dollars. If you use public records during the process of promoting intercompany employees, you’ll have a higher success rate and help ensure that your company grows, rather than suffering the detrimental effects of promoting the wrong person.