I propose that it is hiring new employees without performing a thorough background verification. Think of the implications if you are wrong. The outcomes can be the ultimate dealbreaker in that they can end a company’s existence. With the stakes that high, it never ceases to amaze me that companies take this risk when hiring.
Clayton at Salesopedia links to an excellent article concerning this topic in the context of sales hiring. Take this point from the article in Clayton’s post:
Some of you may be reading this and thinking that you already have a defined scope for all applicants so there is no need to be concerned. However, the scope of the background investigation for your sales people should be different than others in your company. Sales people cover a large geography by nature of the job, deal directly with the public, represent your brand and have access to sensitive and proprietary information.
Follow the link and read the article – it is well worth your time. Again, this is a topic for which there is no margin for error. You simply have to be correct every time. If you are looking for a company that performs thorough background checks, I would suggest Verified Credentials.