Background Checks Should Be a Part of the Solution…

Posted by Kristina Taylor
April 6, 2010

Background Checks Should Be a Part of the Solution…

If you’re an employer who conducts background checks on all new personnel, congratulations!  You’ve taken the first step to ensuring that you’re hiring decent individuals.  But don’t rely on background checks alone.  A comprehensive hiring strategy must be a part of any company’s plan for success.

What else should you include in your interviewing process in addition to background checks

  • Always check references.  You can do this yourself or hire a third party provider to do it for you.
  • Always check past employers.  Again, this is something that can be handled in or out of house.
  • Establish protocols for interviews.  This will set a tone for how all your new hires are interviewed.
  • Train any interviewers.  Don’t assume that a good employee will be a good interviewer.  Get him or her training.
  • Don’t allow anyone to hire on “gut instincts”.  Sometimes, your gut can be wrong… and that can cost you money, time and, unfortunately, your reputation.
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