Years ago, most employers had no use for pre-employment screening because they had a pretty good idea of who they were putting on the payroll. The applicant might be personally acquainted, be a relative of a friend, or come highly recommended by a colleague. Populations tended to remain static and close to home, and also stayed at one job much longer than they do today. After a couple of phone calls or letters of reference, the employer was ready to make a decision.
Today’s employees are highly mobile, ready to move to almost any city for an opportunity. Today’s workers also spend less time at a company before moving on to greener pastures. The current economic environment has mad it much more likely that what you see is NOT what you get when it comes to applicants.
These facts have made pre-employment screening an indispensable part of the hiring process.
Whom do you eliminate with a good background check process? Criminals, resume padders, unqualified and undereducated candidates, and those who live beyond their means, not to mention embellishers and underperformers. Plus those prone to violence and dangerous drivers.
Some may say that these things are none of the employer’s business, but you don’t have to let your potential employee’s past become your future.
Use pre-employment screening to help you make your hiring decisions.
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