Most businesses rely on a standard application process. Computer generated and screened applications are common in larger businesses with more resources. Smaller businesses still rely on paper applications, since it is easy to purchase a pack of pre-made ones from the local office supply store. Both ways offer little leniency to conduct pre employment screening before a candidate is even interviewed.
What if you started streamlining your application process and allowed applicants to give a better look at their capabilities?
Not every open retail position can have a job posting that allows for specific examples to be included with the application, but there are ways to incorporate tests of their skills.
Ask a potential employee to “sell” you an item, or solve a fictitious customer problem. It can give you a better insight into their skill level and their potential dedication to the job. This can be done in person when the candidate drops off their application, or it can be an essay style question at the end of the application.
Employee background checks are not just about conducting formal pre employment screening. It is also about how to streamline your hiring process to get the best-qualified and most productive employee each time you hire. Save the in depth employee background checks for when you are ready to make an offer of employment.
In the mean time, make attempts to weed out the inexperienced and under motivated candidates before you even feel the need to interview them. Asking real scenario questions gives a better insight into how they will actually perform in the job, which is really what you are wanting to know.
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