Looking to hire a new employee? You’ve reviewed countless resumes, asked tough questions during the interview process, and called numerous references. Once your applicant pool is narrowed down, perhaps you should consider conducting a little due diligence to better evaluate your top candidates. Background screening is quickly becoming a simple, yet effective way to ensure you make informed hiring decisions.
Three Things to Consider During an Employee Background Check
Criminal and Civil Records. Will the potential hire have access to the company’s financial information? Reviewing a potential hire’s criminal and civil record is an inexpensive way to identify potential vulnerabilities. A criminal conviction for fraud or a previous bankruptcy filing may be an important predictor for a job candidate’s suitability to handle company finances.
Social Media Presence. We all know social media has changed the way businesses connect with consumers, but have you considered its role in the job search process? From their favorite sports team to how they spend their free time, social media is one of the easiest ways to learn more about potential hires. While a candidate’s social media presence should not be used to make final employment decisions, a thorough screening can help identify any offensive material or objectionable behaviors before the candidate is hired.
Verification of Education, Licensure. Imagine finding out your newly hired attorney is no longer licensed to practice or that your new hire didn’t really earn a degree in accounting. In most cases, education verification is a simple and straightforward process. By ensuring potential hires have the required educational background and licensing, companies can help minimize the risk for not conducting pre-employment background checks.
Background screening is an effective way to help companies make informed decisions, and inVeritas can help you ensure your potential hire is a good fit for the position. We provide customized research suited to meet your specific needs. Contact email@example.com for guidance on how to ensure you are prepared to make an informed hiring decision.