Imagine that you are the security officer of a Fortune 500 company and there is a hiring upsurge going on as your company is in growth mode. Your company requires hundreds of employees for jobs throughout the organization. Each month about 2,000 candidates are interviewed. In terms of security, it means there are 2,000 opportunities for a wrong person to a part of the company’s workforce.
Fortunately, your company routinely conducts background screening of candidates to ensure that those with criminal records or falsified resumes are discarded quickly. But, as the demand for the workers grows, your company needs to interview more candidates who are either educated or have worked abroad. This is yet another addition to the already big list of background screening challenges.
In this fast paced global business environment, several companies are facing multiple challenges in getting their candidates’ background screened and verified. But, if you have professionals who have knowledge of global customs and laws, precise verification of information provided by multinational candidates, vendors and job consultants can be carried out smoothly.
It is also important for the company to conduct background screening of all employees and job candidates on a consistent basis. This is done to ensure that there are no chances of prejudice, racial profiling, and other unfair and illegal hiring practices. It is a very important step from a security perspective.
Successfully managing employee background screening and verification, especially for organizations that hire hundreds and thousands of employees every month at a global level, comes with lot of challenges. In this ebook we have discussed at length, some of the biggest employee background screening challenges and ideas on overcoming them.
- Selecting the right background screening vendor
- Creating global screening policies to attract global workforce
- Non-compliance with global laws
- Reducing the turnaround time of the screening report
- Extracting quality information
- Using social media screening the right way
- Proper use of reference checks
- Ensuring Great Candidate Experience
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