So you have a candidate for a job sitting before you. He is well dressed, his resume is glowing, and his work history is a perfect fit for your company’s needs. As the interview progresses he says everything you could ever want to hear, answering each question flawlessly and without hesitation.
Usually when something is too good to be true it is.
An example would be at an automotive service center attached to one of my stores. It is a part of the company that suffers from a high turnover rate for a variety of reasons too long to list here. At this particular center, the employee attrition rate was so high that the center manager had given up on performing thorough background checks and went by what he saw in front of him. He was trying to fill vacancies which were crippling his ability to keep the center viable.
One day an applicant sat down with him for an interview with a resume that said he was capable and experienced as a technician and the references listed all gave him amazing reviews.
Less than a week into this individual’s career at the center he was tasked with performing a belt replacement on a car; something he claimed to have experience with. The engine blew within seconds of being started. The individual had never done a belt change before and ‘just winged it’. Because of the incident a background check was done and it was found he had never worked ANYWHERE he had claimed and his references were all personal acquaintances posing as former supervisors. These were all details that could have been easily discovered with pre-employment screening.
Basically the moral of this story is if the center manager had requested an employee background check per company policy, or even used one of the company background check experts he could have avoided hiring the fraud and kept himself from getting fired for his mistakes.
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