Employee background checks have always been used as an aid for companies to make better hiring decisions. Primarily these pre employment screenings were done by larger operations that were hiring for top-level executives, employees with security clearances, or law enforcement.
With the increase in access to public information like criminal convictions, employment or education history, it has been more cost effective for even small businesses to conduct employee background checks for all of their potential job candidates.
Typically a business has an applicant fill out a job application. On the application there is notification that you reserve the right to conduct pre employment screening prior to hiring any applicant. They have to sign acknowledging this requirement.
Next would be any pre interview screenings followed up by an actual job interview. During the job interview the potential employer has a chance to verbally review the application. This is the best time to find out more about the applicant’s personality and skill set. This is also an ideal time for the applicant to ask any questions they might have, but also to clarify any questions or red flags the potential employer has found.
If all goes well after the interview process, the employee background checks are then conducted. Waiting until this time in the process serves two purposes. It eliminates the need to spend money on pre employment screening for applicants you have no interest in hiring. Secondly, the employee background checks help validate the information put on the application, validating that this is a good candidate to hire.
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