Okay, so the blog’s big scary title is designed to get your attention but, how do you avoid hiring an axe murderer, a fraudster or paperclip thief? We teamed up with our friends over at Know Your Candidate you produce what turned out to be a comprehensive guide to pre-employment screening, which you can download, print and keep by clicking here or on the button above.
On the surface employment screening seems like a simple task. What you soon discover, however, are the nuances, legal issues and practical considerations that can turn a seemingly simple task in to a complex one.
In the guide, we show you how to plan, implement, and manage your candidate screening project to ensure it’s compliant (this is really important), delivers effective results, and offers a great candidate experience so it doesn’t damage your company’s brand and impact on your ability to recruit great candidates in the future.
In addition, we put the guide together to answer questions like:
- When should you screen a candidate?
- What screening and background checks are available?
- Which candidates should you screen?
- How can you measure employee risk for your organisation?
- Does a one-size-fit-all approach to pre-employment checks work?
- What’s the probability of hiring a bad egg?
We then show you how to build job role categories and determine what background checks are right for which position (low risk roles, medium risk, high risk, etc).
The guide explains how you should interpret and use the screening results, particularly in scenarios where the information returned is negative or lies within a grey area.
And, finally, it documents the practical considerations of integrating screening within your current recruitment process.