The hiring process should not be taken lightly. While HR managers understand that fact, in today’s fast-paced business world, hiring decisions have to be made fast to make sure another company doesn’t hire that highly qualified candidate before yours does.
Background checks are an important part of the hiring process and can save you headaches in the long run. So what can background checks do for you?
Preparing for the interview is just as important for the interviewer as it is for the interviewee. Here are our tips for making sure the interview goes well for both sides of the table:
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Background checks must be so easy. You type a person’s name into a super high-tech computer program that sorts through an entire nation’s population to pull exactly who you’re looking for. Well, not exactly. According to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), contrary to what television shows like CSI and Law and Order might lead you to believe, there is no such thing as a National Database where law enforcement officials upload court information. Background screeners need to follow many steps and make sure they have the correct information to complete an accurate background check.
Employers are finding it more and more important to ensure that new hires “fit the bill,” compelling them to prioritize pre-employment screening on applicants more than ever before. In recent years, new regulations and workforce issues make it more important for employers to consider conducting legitimate and compliant pre-employment screenings.
In today’s crime television show world, the belief that background checks are easy to come by and can be done instantly on a national database is widespread. We’re here to tell you differently. Check out our slideshare to get the facts.
The internet has created a new phenomenon for employers who want more information on an applicant before hiring them. All they could ever want to know about the candidate is tantalizing close—literally, right in front of their nose. Employers should proceed with caution, though, into the murky waters of internet background checks for two major reasons.