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Ethics Programs/Background Checking
Stephen J. Burns: “If only on paper, corporate business ethics programs exist in most large international companies. Unfortunately, many of these efforts would have to be regarded as meaningless.”
The good news is there is no more effective and, in the long run, efficient process to select employees than through the use of a professional, fair, well-designed, and well-run background and selection program. Basic background inquiries for about $50 per person.” J.W. Koletar, p. 141.
“There are also companies and vendors who will sell or design software programs that permit an organization’s own human resources (HR) department to do these checks themselves.” Koletar, p. 141.
Sources: Burns, “Combating Corruption,” Internal Auditor, June 1997, p. 56; J.W. Koletar, Fraud Exposed, John Wiley & Sons, 2003