Stepwise, due care infers activity responsibility; whereby due diligence infers activity continuality. Often considered the ‘prudent person’ rule for professionals, discerning individuals engage due care to ensure everything rationally possible is done to aid in operating an entity utilizing sound, legitimate and ethical practices. Consequently, prudent persons are diligent in exerting due care.
When professional due care and due diligence are applied to an entity’s human resources recruitment efforts; hiring practices should render reasonable assurance that a potential employee’s competency, reliability, and integrity are aligned with the position’s responsibilities. Furthermore, at the activity-level, an entity’s standard human resources practices should consistently demonstrate recruiting the most qualified individuals – with emphasis on training background, prior work experience, past accomplishments, and evidence of integrity and ethical behavior.
“View Part I of the Effective Employment Practices for Protecting IT series here“