What hiring managers should do with background criminal checks2
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Hiring the right person for the job consists of more
than checking their resume and application.
Hiring the right person for the job consists of more than checking their resume
and application. Employment background screening and background criminal
checks are vital in ensuring that the right candidate gets the job.
Hiring managers are diligent in filtering Overall, employment background screening
resumes, shifting through applications, and presents a kind of footprint this person has
conducting interviews to find the best made as a working individual. This tool can
candidate to fill open positions. Yet, that is be even more effective than calling a
actually not enough to ensure the person person's references; these checks find
hired is right for the job. Employment facts about their subject rather than
background screening and background subjective remarks. It is the hiring
criminal checks are just as important as a managers job to find the perfect candidate
spotless resume. Human resources by using all the tools available to them.
representatives in many different industries
should be utilizing these tools. How Do Background Criminal
Checks Factor Into The Hiring
Building A Better Picture With Process?
Screening Here is a sobering set of statistics; the
national average for past felony convictions
In many service industries, a person's is 4% of the population and 7% of our
history beyond just their resume and citizens have been convicted of
application is important. These businesses misdemeanors. Therefore, one in every ten
want to hire people who will best serve the people who apply for a job has had a run in
company's clientele, whether they are with the law. Now, a past criminal record
investors, eatery patrons, students, does not automatically disqualify someone
patients, or the elderly. Employment from employment, which is actually illegal
background screening is an essential itself. However, if a person has a record of
supplement to the hiring and interview felonies or misdemeanors that would affect
process to find the right candidate. In their ability to perform their job duties, than
addition, sometimes it takes a third party a hiring manager is within their rights to
evaluation of a person to really understand take that into consideration.
them; we are not always the best judge of
our own characters so a self written resume Background criminal checks also factor into
or application is not always the best means the employment process as a matter of
to evaluate potential hires. trust. Candidates have to disclose any
record that they have; failure to do so is a
What Hiring Managers Should Do With
Background Criminal Checks
poor indication. However, be careful in that Background criminal checks can help keep
not all crimes have to be reported. Each qualified people in caregiver positions while
state's employment and labor boards have releasing companies from liability. Many
different requirements on how far back a states and counties have passed laws to
person has to self-report, which crimes are ensure that checks and screenings are
considered reportable, etc. Brush up on completed.
local and state regulations before jumping
to any conclusions. A candidate who follows In the end, screening and pre-employment
these laws indicates a level of initiative, checks are vital tools for hiring personnel.
trustworthiness, and they have moved on These tools help human resource
and are ready to work. representatives find the best candidates for
the job at hand.
Screening And Background
Criminal Checks For
Healthcare industries have been in the
news recently due to employees who have
been negligent or abusive to patients and
have later been found to have prior criminal
records. It is a sort of hot button issue and
provides a good example of the importance
of how due diligence ensures good hiring
decisions and prevents any legal liability if
an incident occurs.
Kevin Connell is an author for AccuScreen, the industry
leader in background criminal checks since 1994.
AccuScreen provides a comprehensive employment
background screening for hiring managers and human