3 Keys to the Perfect Employment Screening

Your employment screening isn’t complete without these 3 things.

With so many applicants and so few jobs these days, the ball is definitely in employers’ hands. It means you get to be a little more “picky” about who gets to work for you.
But regardless of the job market, you need to make sure you have an iron-clad employment screening process in place — meaning that it always includes these three things:

1. A potential employee criminal background check
Criminal background checks for employment are crucial because the last thing you want to do is put your other employees at risk. After all, you don’t really know who you’re dealing with until you look at their past! For all you know, that clean-cut, well-spoken applicant could have a violent criminal history.
Luckily, a potential employee criminal background check can be done quickly. That way, you can get ahold of whatever information may be out there, and move on. And, the faster you can get the information, the better. After all, the longer your criminal background checks for employment take, the higher your odds of the good guys moving onto other opportunities!
Even if you’re OK with your employee’s criminal history, you still need to know all about it, right from the beginning.

2. A driving check
If there’s any chance that your potential employee could ever wind up behind the wheel of a company vehicle, your employment screening will have to include a check of his driving record. After all, we’re not just talking about your insurance rates being affected. If this employee gets into an accident, you could wind up getting sued, or worse!
Any major problems — like DUI’s — will show up in an employee criminal history check. However, things like excessive speeding tickets, reckless driving tickets, and other infractions won’t. So, be extra-careful now and do some checking!

3. A credit check
It seems silly to check a person’s credit during an employment screening. After all, you’re going to be paying them, not the other way around! However, a person’s credit report will give you a good look at him that you couldn’t get otherwise.
For example, if your potential employee has a bunch of evictions, bankruptcies, and gambling debts on his credit report, won’t that affect the way you perceive him? Won’t that make you view him as being a little less responsible than you first thought — and a little less capable of representing your company in the very best light?
After all, your goal in an employment screening is to get an unbiased look at your applicant. What better way to do it than to look at his unbiased credit report?

Don’t let their name fool you! The team at Tenant Screening Services LLC can help you find the very best employees, too!

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