How to perform an applicant background check

staff testing will provide you with a better understanding of whether the individual will be an asset or a hindrance to your business. So how do you get started?  Firstly, I would decide which types of background checks you would like to perform.  There are various different types of background check that can be performed, and it will depend on the job role you are performing the check for. In order to do this correctly, I would suggest hiring a background screening service. A background screening service will provide you with reliable results, ensuring that you know any information regarding applicants or employees that could put you at risk. By helping you obtain such information, you are in a better position to make any hiring decisions. What type of background screening service should you consider? There are many different types of background screening service, so this can be a difficult decision. I would avoid any company which claims to be able to provide a “free” or “instant” background check. This type of information about an individual is neither free nor easy to obtain, so those that claim it is are unlikely to provide you with the results you are looking for. While hiring a trustworthy background screening company may be more expensive, it will be a cost-effective decision in the long run. To make a mistake at this stage in the hiring process could cost you a significant amount down the line in regards to possible litigation and loss in productivity. What do you do once the applicant background check has been completed? When you have the results, if there has been some negative or dubious information returned, it is time to assess whether this is an issue with the applicant that could affect the applicant’s work performance or potentially damage your company. Additionally, repeat the background check process at regular intervals. If you run a background check on an individual prior to hiring them, and then they work for you for 20 years – is that one check enough? Probably not. It is definitely worth running checks regularly on all employees, just to be safe. If you have any further questions on the applicant background check process, or would like to find out how background checks could improve your company’s productivity and profits, contact us today – we’ll be happy to help!]]>

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