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 pre employment screening for all of their potential job candidates.
Previously, larger companies and organizations that were hiring for top-level executives, employees with security clearances, or law enforcement, did employee background checks. Due to the amount of time required by qualified experts to do pre employment screening, it was extremely expensive and unrealistic for small business owners to even consider.
The process of using pre employment screening as part of the hiring process, is actually pretty easy to standardize. Typically a business has an applicant fill out a job application. On the application there is notification that you reserve the right to conduct employee background checks 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 pre employment screening is then conducted. Job offers can be made on a conditional basis- pending the results of the employee background checks.
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