As pre-employment screening is getting more popular and common in the recruitment process, it is important for us as a HR professional to know the best practice. Here are 3 core tips related to pre-employment background check for you to improve your recruitment process:
1. Study the work history: the best predictor of a job candidate's future performance is not the interview performance but the previous job performance. We should always ring up at least two of the previous employers to request for related performance information.
As resume exaggeration is getting more serious these days, we should also verify the stuff listed on the resume with the previous employers.
2. Study the education qualifications stated on resume: there are specific minimum education requirements for many jobs nowadays. For instance, an accountant position might require a CPA designation and a financial controller role might require a CFA designation. Check these education qualifications out as they are often being exaggerated.
3. Study the financial status, criminal record, civil litigation record or directorship status when required: for jobs that the job candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in monetary transaction or core positions that would know certain sensitive financial information, it is important to do some additional check up to know more about these job candidate's background.
Finally, it is important that you integrate all of these three pre-employment screening tips together into your existing recruitment process. This will help you could make a timely and effective hiring decision.
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Blayne Webb, Director, Barringtons