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Background Employment Screening Brings Out The
Best During The Hiring Process
A thorough pre employment pre screening is the best way to ensure potential
employees are truly qualified for the job. For the well being of the company, its
clients, and fellow employees, background employment screening matches the
right person with the right job.
Hiring personnel have a tough job; they are their field, such as a certified accountant;
tasked with selecting future employees that can be trusted to handle sensitive company
will add value to a company and help information. Other times, they provide the
achieve its mission, vision, and values. theoretical and practical framework for the
Plus, they have to do it without ever seeing technical work that many professionals
how these candidates actually perform in provide.
their jobs. A pre employment screen is the
best tool that hiring managers have in order More importantly, checking credentials also
to evaluate applicants so as to make the shows due diligence on the part of a hiring
best hiring decision. company. For example, civil engineers
have to be licensed as a Professional
Overall, background employment screening Engineer, or PE, to work on public projects
is more involved than simply verifying like roads, bridges, or buildings. This fact
credentials and checking references. This also applies in-house; truly qualified
process allows human resources applicants will not put fellow workers and
representatives to learn about a candidate colleagues at risk through negligent actions
from third person sources and build a on the job.
complete picture of an applicant including
both their personal and professional Think of checking credentials during
qualifications. The background employment background employment screening as a
screening process also mitigates risk for a way to find the candidate that is best able
company by finding the right hire the first to add value to one's company.
time and limiting legal liability.
Seeing The Whole Picture
Finding Qualifications That
Drive Business Traditional methods for evaluating
applicants rely on resumes and interviews.
Checking on a candidate's qualifications Yet, these are first person sources,
and credentials during a pre employment meaning that a person is describing
screen serves many purposes for hiring themselves. Even references and
managers. Some credentials prove that a recommendations are carefully selected by
person is trustworthy and knowledgeable in potential hires. The best way to really see
2. What Hiring Managers Should Do With
Background Criminal Checks
the whole picture when it comes to the extend to employees that work with the
hiring process is to use third person, country's infrastructure, shipping, and
impartial references and background border control. Recent cases have held
employment screening methods. companies liable if they do not do their
homework, not to mention the damage
Employers can learn many aspects of a done to a company from bad hiring
candidate's personality through a decisions.
comprehensive pre employment screen.
For example, a check on driving records In the end, background employment
would be necessary if a position required screening gives hiring personnel the tools
driving company vehicles, but it also to hire candidates that will add value to
provides good evidence on the applicant's their company.
personality. Speeding tickets might be a
sign of running late to appointments or
carelessness, whereas a good driving
record shows responsibility and attention to
details. Credit reports would be useful when
hiring financial professionals and a criminal
background check should be run on
employees that work with customers,
especially children or the elderly.
Due diligence during the hiring process also
limits a company's legal liability. Healthcare
and education professionals are required
by law to be vetted according to their
criminal history. These requirements also
Kevin Connell is an author for AccuScreen, the industry
leader in pre employment screening since 1994.
AccuScreen specializes in delivering comprehensive
background employment screening.