The recent news that a BA Club official stole £1million from staff funds highlighted once again the importance of organisations – both large and small – carrying out proper due diligence when recruiting new staff. Whether it be identity fraud, lying about qualifications or stealing cash, any prospective employer would want to be sure that their new recruits are telling the truth and are fraud-free.
The fact that in this case, the employee had not one but two previous convictions for fraud should have been picked up in even the most basic of background checks – had any been done. And there is absolutely no excuse for failing to establish that they did not have the qualification they claimed to have.
In this article, Andrew Durant shares his key tips on building a robust due diligence plan.