As we enter the new year I would imagine we can all look back at the associates we hired in 2011 and in many cases ask ourselves, “What were we thinking?”. The hiring process is a very complex process. One large problem is that for the most part you have to rely on the person’s word that they are a good employee and you don’t get to test them out before you make an offer. (Hint: Most people have biased opinions about their skills that may not reflect their actual ability). To help with that you can utilize pre employment screening and background checks to help weed out the less than desirable candidates.
“Knowledge is power” – Francis Bacon. We have all heard this quote and hopefully understand how true it is. So then why would we give someone the keys to our success without finding out as much about that person as possible? There are many different pre employment screening and background checks that can be performed by professional background check experts. One type is criminal background checks. Criminal background checks look into an applicant’s life history and searches for arrests and convictions. Generally, you don’t want to hire a sex offender to work at your daycare or put a thief in your jewelry store.
Background check experts can also conduct employee background checks that look at a person’s education, work history and finances. Don’t you want to make sure the person who says they’re a doctor to actually have a medical degree? Applicants often overstate their qualifications on their resumes too. Perhaps they were an assistant manager, but said they were the manager. That is important. Plus a small lie up front is usually a prelude to bigger lies down the road. Employee background checks can help prevent a lot of headache later and is definitely worth the investment to make sure you have the best people working in your business.
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