To mitigate the risk of hiring criminals, companies need to establish an effective employee screening program, which is especially important in the countries with significant threats. Such programs help to not only learn who you are doing business with, but also to prevent inventory theft. When developing the employee screening program, companies need to ensure that they remain compliant with local laws and privacy restrictions. Furthermore, every supply chain security government program, such as C-TPAT, PIP, and AEO, includes the component of employee screening practices. Implementing an employee screening program is a critical pre-requisite to working with government agencies.