“Trust” is a five letter word but its value is far greater than that. In business, trust acts as a significant element for taking important decisions. When you trust someone you prefer them more than others and you truly believe in their capabilities. On that note, let us ask think about something.
When it comes to today’s world, can we trust others easily?
The answer is “NO”. Everybody is not the same, so one has to take important steps to completely verify the authenticity of a person before forming any kind of association with them. In our cooperate world, when it comes to employing someone new in the organization, a lot of factors are necessary to be looked into for the purpose of confirmation.
So, this is our main subject of this blog post – “PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING”. Let’s see more about this.
WHAT IS PRE – EMPLOYMENT SCREENING?
Pre-employment screening simply means conducting a complete verification of the potential candidates before hiring them in important positions of an organization.
We all know that employees are a driving force behind an organization’s performance therefore one has to be extremely careful while hiring new employees. Employees should be up to the standards because their actions will impact the performance of the organization in one way or other.
Under Pre-employment screening, we mainly investigate on the following aspects:-
- Details about the candidate’s identity
- Education qualifications
- Records about previous employment and experience gained by the candidate
- Criminal Background (if any)
- Details about the candidate’s family
- Other necessary information relating to the candidate
These details are important to get a complete picture about the overall personality and character of the candidate.
We know that every employer wants to employ a person who is reliable, skilled and capable of converting the objectives of the business into a reality. To hire such a person, a thorough pre- employment screening is a perfect tool.
For excelling in something, one needs to have a complete understanding about the concept. A professional detective agency like us (City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.) have an experience of more than two decades with a wonderful track record of handling cases relating to pre-employment investigation.
Now, let’s have a look at the benefits provided by Pre-employment screening:-
Helps in proper assessment of selected candidates:-
You may come across huge number of people in a day, but if you had to evaluate them to know about their true self…How would you begin? By getting details about their identity isn’t it?
That is why pre-employment screening includes confirming the identity of the selected candidates. Verification of the candidate’s identity eventually helps to properly assess them. When a candidate becomes employee, he gets associated with the duties and responsibilities relating to his job. His efficiency rewards the entire business organisation and similarly, his mistakes affect the whole business. So, to avoid hiring people with deceitful purpose, pre-employment screening is a significant process for proper assessment of selected candidates.
Helps in reducing unwanted employee turnover:-
When faced with unwanted employee turnover, you may regret a lot about your past decisions and think that how you may have taken more efforts to choose the right person for the job. So, to deal with such situations, we would like to say that pre-employment screening is an efficient way to reduce unwanted employee turnover as under this process, essential details regarding the selected candidates are thoroughly verified and evaluated. Thus, by properly learning about your selected candidates for the job, you can make a better choice while choosing them in the beginning and in this way you can eventually avoid unwanted employee turnover in the future.
Helps in hiring qualified candidates with good character:-
As we have mentioned above, hiring employees for a job is a task with huge responsibility. Any kind of carelessness in this process can produce disastrous results. Under pre-employment screening, information relating to education qualification, previous experience and other information relating to a candidate is gathered so that overall assessment can be made regarding his ability and potential. Cross-checking his background information is helpful to get some idea about his character. In short, when the objective is to hire qualified candidates with good character, then pre-employment screening is the key to accomplish it.
Helps to ensure overall safety and security:-
Ensuring safety and security of the workplace is the most important objective for very employer. Therefore, when hiring a new employee it is crucial to verify all about his background including criminal history (if any) to know more about him. You don’t want a violent person who can cause disputes and initiate toxic mentality among other employees isn’t it? Pre-employment screening covers collecting all the important information relating to a person’s history including criminal history, so that a wise choice can be made while hiring new people. Therefore, it will not be wrong to say that pre-employment screening helps to ensure overall safety and security of the work place.