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10.02.2016 : News

Restoring simplicity to the hiring process

The hiring process was once so simple. You placed an advertisement, people applied for a position, an interview or two was conducted, you hired the candidate you felt was best for the position and you hoped things worked out.  Unfortunately the world no longer is that simple. A poorly performing employee can lead to problems that can cost your business its reputation, cost your clients financially and ultimately can cost you the loss of that client.

The media today is relentless in exposing mistakes made by under-qualified employees and, when they do, it is not the employee they blame – it is the corporation itself. As we have seen from recent events in the financial community and other sectors, employee mistakes can literally strip millions of dollars from a company’s stock valuation instantly once exposed. Regardless of where an erring employee is placed in an organization – the threat is the same.

The basic question always remains the same – what can we do to protect ourselves? The answer to this question is actually fairly simple – you check job candidates’ backgrounds. Common sense tells us that the best indicator of future performance is past behaviour and the best way to determine past behaviours is through a comprehensive background check report performed by an independent third-party company.

Why use a third-party company? There are two key reasons. First, as a third-party, they are truly objective and have no vested interest in the information they gather. The information obtained is not clouded by personal opinions or biases thus preserving the effectiveness and integrity of the screening process. Secondly, third-Party companies employ qualified professionals trained in the art of pre-employment screening. They have access to efficient information networks and have experience that can only be gained through constantly working with background check reports.

Effective background check reports provide information vital to making an informed business decision about a potential employee. That information may consists of an I.D. verification, criminal record checks, credit information, references, education verification, professional accreditation, employment verification and international security reports. This information will provide you with the peace of mind that you have used the best information to make the best decision in the placement of a candidate.

Today’s business environment may not be as simple as it once was but with all you have to worry about, letting experts check the qualifications and past behavior of your employees will help eliminate concerns about their future performance. Comprehensive pre-employment screening services will help keep your employees, your customers and your business secure as you assist your clients in building a quality workforce, preserving their corporate reputation and maintaining a safe and productive work environment. It really is that simple.

By Daniel Fallows

Remote recruitment tool

30.06.2020 : News

Why You Should Establish a Remote Recruitment Procedure in 2020

Remote recruitment: a new reality The recent COVID-19 crisis has forced many companies to revisit their recruitment procedures. As remote working has become mandatory or strongly recommended in some countries or regions, they have had to recruit new candidates remotely in order to comply with government directives. However, even after government measures have been lifted, companies will still benefit from remote recruitment. In this article, find out why your company… Lire la suite »

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07.02.2020 : News

Which companies should conduct driving record checks in Canada?

Many companies in Canada offer employment in professions that involve driving a motor vehicle. These jobs can sometimes entail long hours on the road away from home or can be more local endeavours. For these Canadian companies, meticulous screening practices are often essential to ensure the safety of their clients and employees alike. This is especially true when it comes to checking a potential employee’s driving record since one bad… Lire la suite »

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13.11.2019 : News

Why is obtaining a driving record mandatory for employers in the road transport sector?

A driving record is a document issued by the authorities of a territory that contains several pieces of information about a motor vehicle driver, such as their competence and history of Highway Safety Code violations. This is particularly mandatory for employers in the road transport sector who are looking to hire new employees. Find out why. A candidate’s driving record indicates whether they possess the skills required for a job… Lire la suite »