Five tips for pre-screening employees during the hiring process

cost your business a whole lot of money – up to $840,000, to be more precise. Not to mention the potential legal ramifications. So it’s really important that you take some extra time during the hiring process to pre-screen your employees properly, without cutting any corners. Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind as you perform your next round of hiring: 1. Check their references Checking references is one of the most important aspects of pre-screening employees. Don’t just request friends and family as a reference, it’s important to look more in depth. Request previous employers, co-workers and other professional references too. 2. Is a credit check necessary? Credit history may not really seem like the most important factor when it comes to a new employee – and it certainly isn’t relevant for every hire – but it might be more important than you would think. If the new hire is in a position of financial responsibility, or has access to money, this may be something to consider. 3. Review criminal background history Before you hire a new employee, it’s vital to see what’s on their criminal background. Criminal history doesn’t always mean that you should rule out a potential candidate, and in some states it may even be illegal, but you need to be in the know so that you can protect your business and the rest of your employees. 4. Use employment verification tools When you take a look at the application of potential candidates, you’ll probably find that many people list previous work history. Did you know that some people lie about their work history as it can make them look more qualified for a position? Check, review and investigate – and ensure that the person you may be bringing on board values honesty. 5. Consider education verification Along with employment verification tools, you can also perform an education check. This allows you to see the educational history of potential candidates, and can really be an asset when it comes to making the right hiring decision. Still have questions? Contact us today if you’d like more information on pre-screening employees, and be confident in your hiring decisions!]]>

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