3 Tips to Make Your Employment Screening Process Perfect

Did you know that nearly half of all job applicants put false information on their applications and resumes? It’s one thing to fudge a little on work-related achievements, but what about more serious lies? What if you’re dealing with a job applicant that has a criminal past?

The only way to make sure that you don’t wind up with a nightmare on your hands is to come up with the perfect employment screening process. To do it, follow these 3 tips:

1. Do a criminal background check

In fact, this is the first thing you should do during a preemployment screening. After all, if your applicant has some kind of criminal record, it will likely take him out of the running altogether. You don’t want to go through a lengthy employment screening just to find out at the end that he was once convicted of armed robbery.

2. Check the applicant’s driving record

If your job applicant will be driving a company vehicle while he’s on the clock, then making this a part of your employment screening process is a no-brainer. After all, when he’s in your company car, you’re taking responsibility for him — both from a liability perspective and an insurance perspective. Even if nothing happens, you’ll wind up paying a fortune in insurance premiums if his driving record is bad.

But even if your potential employee will not be driving as part of his work duties, it’s important to see what kind of driving record he has. For example, if he’s been cited for driving with a suspended license or has a ton of tickets, you might think twice about considering him to be the responsible person he claims to be.

3. Take a look at his credit

OK, so if this applicant gets hired, you’ll be paying him — not the other way around. Typically, when you think of a credit check, you think of a tenant credit check. Even though this person will be your employee — not your tenant — a credit check is a vital part of a good preemployment screening process.

Running a job applicant’s credit will tell you a lot about him. Does he pay his bills on time? Has he racked up a ton of debt? Has he ever filed for bankruptcy? Knowing the answers to these questions will tell you whether or not he’s responsible — and whether or not you can count on him to play any kind of role in your company’s success.

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