The HR Challenge: Help Wanted! Inquire Within and Without
Security and the New Employment Landscape Have Added New Pressures
to Your Human Resource Management Staff. Just Because You Are Desperate
to Hire, Overlooking the Candidateís Red Flags Can Be a Costly Mistake
Companies are hiring right now.
is definitely good news and the sign of a strengthening economy.
Since Corra Group specializes in background checking services we have
found our business has increased in these recent months. We are getting
calls from all over the country. Some are from companies with HR managers
who are experienced in background checks. But many are from HR personnel
who are not entirely familiar with the process.
HR Personnel who are new to employment screening services. They may
lack the experience and wherewithal to understand the kind of employment
screening they should order, or even how to comprehend the more intricate
aspects of a final report. If there are red flags, they may want to
know how to proceed. At the same time they are often being pressured
by the hiring managers to bring someone on board, to fill the gaps,
without much further delay.
can lead to serious mistakes. This can create oversights or the
dismissal of not only the more obvious criminal records, but of the
little things that may provide testimony to the candidateís actual behavior
patterns. Sometimes these tips are obscure or abstract but telling nevertheless.
Frequent MVR violations can be indicators of substance abuse problems.
Candidates with such abuse problems will often be difficult in the working
place, and may be more prone to theft and embezzlement in order to support
their habits. And then of course the minor infractions may show struggles
with self-control. Financial concerns, other than actual credit reports,
like liens and judgments will show difficulties with money management
be sure all aspects are examined thoroughly; any background checking
service should be willing to work with either the accomplished veterans
or the neophytes to the background checking process. As well as
structuring a thorough variety of employment screening packages, it
is important to develop comprehensive and cost effect background services
that are designed to fit the particular needs of an individual business.
It is necessary to ask questions and use the experience of oneís service
agency to help design the best background checking fit for a specific
company. Bottom line, it is important to be accessible and to have a
well trained staff that can recognize a companyís individual needs and
offer the appropriate services.
there is much news about inaccurate background screening reports leading
to liability and financial complications, a thorough background check
still helps a company avoid unwanted disasters and even greater
liability through theft, violence or substance and sexual abuse in the
work place. Human Resource staffs must always bear in mind they are
not only there to recruit the most fitting candidate but to help avoid
costly difficulties such as repeated turnovers in the workplace.
the end an HR manager must be patient and develop a standardized employment
screening package for every job level. Some background checks, such
as those applied to the laborer or office clerk may be simpler while
screening for management and executive positions poses more complex
and different challenges. In this day and age of the Enronís of the
world it is important to research whether your Ivy trained, impeccably
credentialed potential new executive didnít plea bargain his way out
of a serious white collar crime. Or sometimes it is necessary to explore
the possibility that a laborer or office worker while not convicted
of any particular thievery has not ended up on the dark side of the
Retail Theft or Esteem Database Search. In many cases, despite a confession,
an employer simply doesnít have the time or disposition to prosecute
but will list that employee on this database.
no essay on pre-employment background checking should dismiss either
the prospect of threats to Homeland Security or corporate spying.
Domestic workers notwithstanding, with the increased hiring of foreign
born it is sometimes necessary to order foreign criminal background
searches, was well as education and prior employment verification. Some
companies are loathe to order these employment screening checks, due
to their expense. However, think of the cost if this is the proverbial
bad seed on the one with his own agenda. Think of the havoc destruction
and the embarrassment they may create for your company.
So in the end, order the kind of background screening packages that will provide you with a comprehensive overview of your job candidate. Despite pressures from the hiring managers, donít be in a hurry to exchange your common sense for expedience. Be patient; wait for all the necessary information to come back to you. And be sure you ire the kind of background checking service where you receive knowledgeable answers quickly. Pick a background checking service that is willing to listen to you, confer with you and help you interpret the information they provide. In the end, not only will you benefit, but so will everyone else in your company.
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