So the struggle for implementing a non-government centric Lokpal bill is in full swing. The struggle itself is an epitome for the need for transparency not only on part of individuals but also on the part of different government entities. This struggle is redefining the Indian mindset and holds valuable nuggets of information that can be integrated as part of an individual or corporate growth.
In principle a background check is needed to validate the candidate’s integrity. Integrity in terms of being able to truthfully declare educational, professional qualifications, presenting valid residential information and essentially being responsible for the actions that lead to the candidate’s current level of qualification. Also it’s imperative that the candidate should ‘under promise and over deliver’ as any inconsistency in the promises made during the background check can have adverse effects. Drawing direct parallels is the failure of Baba Ramdevji in being able to fire the nation’s imagination towards his cause. The cause though noble was smeared by evidence of secret pacts with the reigning government and a lack of transparency in the Baba’s and his aide’s background. The opaque background left Baba Ramdevji open to government attacks and for the lack of better information most of his followers became his critics.
Corporate identity is defined by the company’s employees. Both employees and companies are two ends of the same spectrum. A lack of check by companies on its hires can spell doom for the company’s progress and possibly image. The most recent example is Danish Riyaz, who was arrested by the police for involvement in the July 13 Mumbai blast and was working in an IT firm in Hyderabad. A direct comparison to the Jan Lokpal struggle would be the utter failure of the reigning government to keep a check on its party members. The involvement of its party member in umpteen cases of money siphoning has not only led to its image getting tainted but also presents a bleak future for the party’s evolution.
In many of the previous blog articles I had discussed the need for thorough background checks for individuals joining political parties. However as usual we continue to hire and believe people either due to their supposedly spectacular lineage or at face value.
It’s time to say JAGO CORPORATES JAGO…conducting background checks allows companies to hire and retain employees for a longer span of time. This means lesser losses in terms of employee attrition. Less loses to the company equals more investment by the company equals more employment equals a happier India.
Think…Process and Implement.