Quality Pre Employment Screening Means Quality Employees
Every business wants the very best employees available to fill open positions, a result that is helped along by a quality pre employment screening program. A quality program is designed both to reduce risk to the employer by eliminating unsuitable candidates as well as help in making decisions among two or more suitable applicants.
Each company has its own “system” of pre employment screening, whether it’s a written developed policy or the result of trial and error over time.
Typically, there are many more applicants than there are positions to fill, resulting in a broad range of applicants, from those who are under qualified and stretching their accomplishments and abilities to the over qualified who may be taking the position until something better comes along.
The pre employment screening policies used by hiring companies is designed to streamline the process of making the best decision.
The depth of the process should be job specific. Positions with higher responsibility should face higher scrutiny, since a hiring mistake can typically be more costly. The elements of the program can be done incrementally as well, depending on the job. In hiring a driver, for instance the employer might opt to check the driving record of a candidate, then based on those results, either eliminate the candidate, or conduct a criminal background check on those that successfully pass the driving record hurdle. Other searches like credit reports, references, employment checks, and education verification can be added if needed or omitted. Although this method may reduce costs somewhat, it will also tend to drag out the time it takes to get a complete snapshot of the applicant.
The final result of pre employment screening, including interviewing, drug testing, and those items mentioned above all are directed at securing the most qualified quality candidate to help the company prosper.
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