Donald Sonn is a business management professional that has years of experience under his belt. He knows a lot about managing a business, and specifically in the area of recruiting, which is important to any business looking to have a competent team.
Recruiting veterans know that each hire has the potential to put the business at risk. Just one bad hire can bring major liability to the business in the form of damaged reputation and/or lawsuits. Recruiting firms can also make things bad for themselves when they fail to address due diligence issues and, therefore, expose themselves in court.
Indeed, if a person is not suitable for the job it might not be easy to change. It is, therefore, necessary for a business to conduct due diligence on a person in order to minimize risks. This means that recruiting personnel to have to check the candidate’s skills, the authenticity of their qualifications, and even perform background checks with relevant authorities.
For internal recruiters, background checks are important to help the business avoid the legal and financial repercussions that might arise from a poor hire or the lawsuit that can arise out of failure to perform a legally compliant background check. Background checks have become a necessary component in performing due diligence, and it has to be done in accordance with existing laws and regulations.
Hiring internally can reduce the costs and process associated with recruiting, but it does not call for lack of due diligence. Even a strong succession plan can be structured to ensure home-grown talent can stack up against the leading lights in the industry.
Donald Sonn is the former Chief of Surgery at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Massachusetts.