Trying to determine what a person is actually like is one of the parts of reviewing job applications that I thoroughly dislike. The standard, fill-in-the-blank application can be quite useless and reading through a resume or online profile is often even less helpful.
It sometimes feels like I am engaged in a bad online dating program. Applicants are doing their best to come across as successful winners. Unfortunately reality is often far removed from what is often presented in these standard forms of measurement designed to facilitate the employment process.
It is often impossible to differentiate studs from duds because applicants have an uncanny ability to manipulate data and put their own spin on job descriptions and responsibilities. Job applicants will never tell you that they were terminated for theft or poor attendance. Neither will job applicants admit that they slacked off at their jobs and their bosses were happy to see them quit.
This is where the background check experts can drill down to get the truth of the matter. They have the ability to run background checks that include both an employee background check, as well as a criminal background check.
Background check experts can also call references to confirm that the person actually exists, and whether or not they would want to work with the applicant again. The experts will then review their findings from the criminal background check and the employee background check to determine if applicants measure up to what they have presented.
Interviewing references along with running background checks will pull together a more complete applicant profile than it is possible to achieve without using the expertise of a background check company.
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