Is background screening for job applicants worth the time and effort? Definitely. Background screening should be an essential step of the hiring process, since it is a tool that helps identify the qualifications of a candidate to find out if they are a right fit for your organization. It also can be used to proactively ensure integrity in your organization and keep your employees safe.
Various types of background screens are available, ranging from checking criminal records, employment verifications, or even checking security clearances. The screens may be somewhat different for applicants based on their position; however, you must be consistent for all candidates and/or like positions. If background checks aren’t consistent and an applicant feels he or she has been discriminated against for not being selected, it could lead to unlawful hiring practices. Continue reading “Hiring Smart: Why Background Screening Is Important”