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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

10.06.2019 : News

How to prepare for a background check

Employers who conduct background checks on their candidates want to confirm certain information about them and make certain that they will be a good fit for the company and not pose any risk to their organization.
If you are in the top tier of candidates to fill a position, the hiring manager may want to conduct a background check before hiring you. Your work experience, education, references, verification of identity, criminal history or any relevant verification to the position you applied for may be reviewed as part of this process.
If you want to land the position, you should do everything possible to be adequately prepared for this potential situation. Find out how.

10.06.2019 : News

Employers: Why should you verify the status of a professional trade or accreditation?

Construction workers, engineers, technicians, teachers… nowadays, 20% of professions in Canada require a professional trade or a certification delivered by specific regulatory bodies in each province.
Hiring a candidate for a position requiring such accreditation requires companies to verify the status, the accuracy of the title of the trade and the legitimacy of the institution that delivered it.

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10.06.2019 : News

How can recruiters benefit from social media screening?

Before hiring a job candidate, there are several methods of checking if the individuals who present themselves are really who they claim to be. Among these methods is social media screening. When you decide to proceed with screening a candidate, social media can be a real gold mine of information and gives a unique glimpse in to how an applicant presents themselves outside a professional interview. Discover what benefits social media screening can bring to recruiters.