Pre-Employment Screening New Hartford NY
Every company that requires employees would be well advised to ensure they have a pre-employment screening process for every employee. Having a pre-employment screening process is a way for businesses to take appropriate measures to ensure their business and their bottom line are protected. If an employee comes into the business having satisfied all elements of the pre-employee screening process and background check, then the employer can initiate the employment process with a certain peace of mind.
Sentinel Security & Communications Inc
3899 Oneida St
New Hartford, NY
If you are an employer seeking a strong and effective candidate to fill an available position within your business, you need to perform some basic pre-employment screening to assess whether that candidate is even qualified for the position. One of the ways you can do this is through skills testing and assessment. Skills testing is a means the prospective employer uses to assess the individual candidate's direct knowledge of the industry, the field, or the tasks required to perform the job. Skills testing can involve anything from basic mathematics to customer service scenarios, and each skills testing assessment will be unique to the industry of the employer. Most skills testing assessments come in the form of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, or even small essay questions to gauge the applicant's ability to solve problems in real time. These assessments will give the prospective employer an adequate measure of the candidate's ability to perform job specific requirements.
If the candidate does not meet the standards of the skills testing assessment for that business, there is no need to continue pre-employment screening, as this candidate is unlikely to fit with the company or job requirements. If the candidate does however pass these assessments, the basic background check can begin and progress according to how the employer feels about the information that is gained. The first step in basic background check and pre-employment screening is to verify information from past employers of the candidate. This information would be dates of employment, position title, reason for leaving, compensation, and so on. This information will give the employer an adequate picture on the candidate's skill, honesty, and ability to manage issues such as attendance, behavior, and overall employee manageability.
The next items that undergo a standard employment screening process would be the verification of education items as well as a reference check. These items are useful in evaluating the integrity of an employee. Recent research estimates that as much as 1 in 3 job applications and resumes contain false assertions to the effect of education, and that over half a million Americans have purchased their academic credentials. By conducting simple education verification, you the employer can have peace of mind that the candidate in question has solid credentials, both academically and in terms of integrity.
A standard reference check is also useful information to the employer. One thing that must be kept in mind when conducting reference checks is that most candidates will only provide references where they know the information provided will be positive and glowing in their favor. It is important that prospective employers understand this when making the reference check, but that is not to say the reference check is not a useful tool. By conducting reference checks with people that have worked with the candidate in the past, you not only verify previous employment details, but you can also get a good feel about the personality behind the candidate by speaking directly with past co-workers or employers. Simply because it is expected that the reference check will be glowing does not negate its value and worth in an employment screening process.
A lot of information can be obtained about an applicant through a search on the applicant's Department of Motor Vehicle report. With this report you can verify standard information such as date of birth, address, and license, but it will also provide other information for the employer. With this report you can discover if the applicant has restrictions on their license, has a history of substance abuse, or has a colored driving record. All these things will give the employer an idea on the integrity and ethics of the candidate. This report is essential for any business that will have the applicant driving for work purposes, or using a company vehicle.
A Social Security Number trace is becoming a very common method of pre-employment screening in the United States, and it is very cost effective as well. What the employer learns in a Social Security Number trace will more than likely simply verify the information the applicant has already provided. It can, however, provide more information to the employer if the candidate has a questionable past. The Social Security Number trace will contain the applicant's current and previous mailing addresses for verification. It will also give the employer information about the validity of the Social Security Number or reveal aliases or names of other people that have used that number. A Social Security Number trace is a means of information verification, as well as ensuring the number provided is a safe number for the employer to use.