3 Ways to Safeguard Against Dishonest Candidates
by Taryn Barnes
When it comes to looking for employment, it’s not uncommon for hiring managers to discover that some candidates pad their resumes. Some embellish their language skills, whereas others omit information that could be potentially damaging to your company. In the wake of the recent cancer charity scandal where an astounding $187 million was bilked by the unsuspecting public, it is important that organizations leave no stone unturned when it comes to adding employees to the roster. Let’s talk about precautions hiring managers can take to ensure quality new hires.
Leave no stone unturned when it comes to adding employees to the roster
1. Screen Applicants
When you create a job ad, it’s difficult to sift through massive amounts of responses. It can be a daunting task to which you’ll either spend a huge chunk of time interviewing the wrong candidates or overlooking well-qualified ones. Instead of leaving the process to the naked eye, automate the process by using applicant screening software. You’ll be able to receive a short list of candidates that fits your needs– saving you the time and headache of doing so manually.
2. Check References
So you’ve found a candidate that looks great on paper, interviewed well, and you want to offer them a position at your company. Before you give the green light, be sure to check their references. Interviewing well and having a great resume are only two parts of the equation. How they handle themselves in the workplace is important too, a step often bypassed. Whether you’re checking references via email or over the phone, you are one step closer to ensuring that the candidate is the right fit for your company.
3. Background Checks
Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the hiring process, performing a thorough background check is the biggest step to steer your company clear of any snafus down the line. Running background checks on potential employees allows employers to mitigate risks such as company theft, trade secrets, etc. A company’s reputation is a major stake in its success. Be sure you aren’t hiring candidates that could tarnish that reputation.
The hiring process is a long labor of love (and sometimes frustration). It requires hiring managers to do their due diligence, vetting candidates to ensure they are making great hiring decisions. Invest in your hiring needs to avoid making costly hiring mistakes. This will help your business flourish in the long run.
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