Learning The “Secrets” of Screening

How Background Checks are Important in the Recruitment Process.

Part of the recruitment process is conducting background checks on the candidates before you bring them on board. Someone might appear to be something else on the outside but when you scratch beyond the surface you might find something very different. It is very crucial that you know everything about your workers because it gives you an opportunity to put their talents and skills to good use. Do not expect people to spill all the ugly details in their life when you have just met them because they will say what you want to hear so that they can get the job. You will have to do this all by yourself and then decide whether to bring the person on board or not. It will be easier to make a decision once you have seen the best and the worst of the person but before you learn the worst you should not make major decisions. You should not wait to have your hand forced in order to decide how to proceed because it might be too late to make a decision that will have any impact.

Background check should not just be limited to education and work history but also drug tests and criminal records. These checks allow you to avoid liabilities the person can bring to the firm. You will have yourself to blame if you lose your company because of one employee who screwed up in the past and you did not care to crosscheck the details of their past. The last thing you need is to be working with a criminal who can put the lives of everyone in the rest of the team in danger. There are many non-fatal crimes happening in offices and this is not a joke and the sad part is that this has the employers to blame for not coming through with screening services.

You need to separate what is on the paper and what the life of the candidate has been like so far because it is the only way you will be able to make the right choice. When the candidate you chose is not the right fit, you will have to decide whether you are going to train them or if you have to fire them. When you have to bring in new people, you have to repeat the recruiting procedure all over again and this is a costly process for the firm. You do not have to go through this if you take your time in the background checks because you will hire the person in full knowledge of the benefits and liabilities they will bring to your firm.