There is a famous saying “Never judge a book by its cover”. This saying fits appropriately when it comes to settling on a candidate for a vacant position. It is a harsh truth, but candidates do not always tell everything about themselves and the things that they tell are not necessarily true. Candidates often lie in their resumes.
With the aid of pre-employment screening, recruiters can dig out even the minutest of details pertaining to the candidate before they join the organization. It gives them confidence that the new hire is free from any murky past that can have an adverse effect on the brand image of the organization and your current employees can work without any apprehension as the workplace is comprised of employees with a clean past. It also ensures that there is no negative impact on the client relationship.
Before you consider a candidate for a vacant position, it is recommended that you scrutinize each and every part of their resume including their past employment status, the authenticity of their educational qualifications, the legitimacy of certifications held and many other details. On top of these details mentioned in the resume, recruiters also have to scrutinize other factors, including criminal history, sex offenders list, drug test records and identity verification.
Pre-employment screening assists the organization to manage the risk during the hiring process. The extent and type of pre-employment screening to be conducted is contingent upon the country’s laws and regulations. It is even dependent on the nature of the employment. There is an increased freedom given to organizations when it comes to scrutinizing employee records for jobs that deal with the risks to the public and high integrity risk positions.
Although, you might have to spend some amount to conduct a professional employment screening it is totally worth it. Since, it can save you the trouble from an unwanted termination and potential legal liability.
In this ebook we have discussed some of the most important best practices that an employer or a HR decision maker needs to follow to get the most out of their background screening efforts.
In this ebook we have discussed at length, the following best practices.
- Select The Right Background Screening
- Be prepared in advance before conducting pre-employment background screening of prospective candidates
- Legal compliance is a must while conducting employment screening
- Leverage technology to build a scalable process that meets global possibilities
- Provide a positive candidate experience while conducting pre-employment background screening
- Conduct ongoing screening to maintain a safe and secure work environment
This ebook is a must read for HR policy makers and employers who are considering implementing or already implementing pre-employment background screening processes in their organizations.
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