Most employers are very cautious of who they hire to their organization. Therefore, they do background check to see the past activities of the employees. Choosing a incompetent or under qualified employee will slow down the process of the organization. On top of this, choosing a dishonest and dangerous employee for the organization will be very harmful for the organization.In this context, employers do background checks of the potential hires. This is done internally or this is outsourced. Things to consider when outsourcing and conducting this particular activity is as follows:
See whether it’s necessary to consider background checks
Do an internal analysis and see whether you can find the information about the employee from internal sources. Maybe the person you are hiring came from a connection. In this context, see whether you can collect the data and information about the employee internally itself. If you cannot gather data on the employee internally, consider outsourcing this activity. You don’t want to give access to all your business information; accounts and marketing tactics and access to your organization and the keys to a total stranger who talked to you twice don’t you. So try to gather as much as information of the potential new hire.
Things to look for when selecting what criteria’s to check
Different background check agencies are specialized in different activities. Therefore, we should see what areas we want to explore and check about our potential new hire. Few of the things to look when you are conducting background checks are
• Educational and professional qualifications: Some people may add false educational and professional qualifications to their CV/ resume. Therefore, checking whether these people have actually achieved these qualifications and fulfilled is important. This is important to know whether they do have these qualifications and also to know whether they are lying. This can be back checked from previous employees and educational institutes.
• Criminal records: This is one of the most important things that employers should back check. There are criminal record check agencies specifically for this purpose. This is important to know whether the potential new employee is responsible and trustworthy. But looking at what the offences that the person has are also important. Having three tickets for fast driving 20 years ago should not affect the current hiring decision.
• Credit checks: The new employee maybe responsible for handling money in your organization. Therefore, it is important to check the ability to handle money of this person. Whether he or she could handle large amounts of money. In order to identify this, conducting credit checks are important.
Therefore, when selecting an agency to conduct the background checks, we employer should see what areas the agency is competent to look at from the above list ad what the employer wants to find out about the employee.