In hard times many people will be seeking employment and getting into jobs simply to benefit themselves and their wallets. More and more often people are not hiring the right people or people who start out good, and then all of a sudden change and become flaky. For this and many other reasons employers want to look into employment screening services for assistance.
Have strict criteria
It is important that you have strict criteria for your job postings. You want to know who it is you want to hire, what check boxes they need to meet and more. When you start off with strict criteria you will be able to weed out the bad apples pretty quickly and move on. This however, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give people a chance and first impressions aren’t always correct. However, when you are in the game long enough you will soon learn what you need and what you don’t.
Check up on references
The funny thing about references is that people will typically put down people that they know will speak highly of them. Very rarely they will put someone down that will speak badly or wouldn’t advance them forward. This is why it is important to look into the references that have been provided as well. Make sure that they are not blowing smoke and are really giving the truth in their words.
Throw in some trick questions
During the interview process you will want to throw in some trick questions, a test or something that will throw off your applicant. When being thrown a curve ball the employer can gauge how their potential hire will react under pressure, when given a specific situation and more.
Take your time
It is important that you take your time and just don’t jump into hiring someone. What looks good on the surface may be sour fruit.