I have over 1.3 million employees worldwide.
Until recently, I did not routinely perform background investigations on my potential hires.
Two of my employees were recently convicted of fondling children in my stores. Both of these employees were
convicted sex offenders. I did not know this because I did not do my due diligence by performing background
investigations on my potential hires.
Attributable directly to my lack of performing due diligence, at least one U.S. state has proposed legislation that would
require all large companies that sell products designed for use by children to conduct background investigations on
their potential hires.
I am the largest retailer in the world.
Who am I?
Moral: If these events can happen to Wal*Mart, they can happen to any employer, volunteer organization or landlord,
large or small. Protect your customers, employees, volunteers and tenants. If you are not already doing so, start
performing the background investigations that are required of you to satisfy your due diligence responsibilities.
DATE: November 2004 - International Verifications