The last thing you want, as a boss or a HR manager, is to hire someone with a risky background or a tainted past. And if a candidate has faked expertise, it can set projects back and make you lose face with clients. So what can you do? Consider doing any or all of these background checks:
This is a background check that should be performed for every applicant. Information listed on resumes might be embellished and or even fictitious. At the very least, ensure that your applicants have been honest about their education and experience.
As with education verification, a reference check will ensure that an applicant has been honest on their resume. It will also help you to verify their work ethic, character and values.
A criminal background check may be conducted through local and state government offices, law enforcement and other resources to determine if someone has a criminal past in that area. This type of check will look for arrests, Department of Corrections records, court records and even sex offender information.
These are not always performed as part of employment verification, but are often saved for specific roles—such as those in finance or the government. Credit checks will identify any individuals whose credit record is so poor that it may affect their work performance or show a history of irresponsibility.
Motor Vehicle Checks
Motor vehicle record checks are obviously reserved for those who work in the transportation or driving industry, or any individual who may have driving responsibilities as part of their employment. It will ensure that the individual’s driving record is clean and they will be safe and responsible while in charge of a motor vehicle.
Drug screening is a cost effective way to discover whether any of your employees or job applicants are involved in drug use that could affect their work abilities.
Personal Background Checks
If you simply want to know more about someone’s personality, character or values, you can easily check social networking sites to see if they have posted unsettling comments or incriminating photos online.
Pre-employment background checks are a very useful tool in the business world. They can help your organization save time and money and avoid legal expenses.
Or, for quality pre-screened candidates, consult with the staffing experts at Morgan Hunter today!