Q: Should I conduct the same background screening for all employees?
A: Unless required by law, background screening is most effective when tailored to the organization and the job the employee will perform. Background screening does not have to be done for all employees. Employers should examine the job duties and tailor the background screening accordingly. For example, motor vehicle checks should be done for jobs that require driving. Background screening is a risk management tool. The more trust and responsibility the employee is given over persons or property, the better it is to screen applicants for that position.