Most employers realize that pre-employment screening is an important option that can help reduce or even eliminate the need for screening in the future. Opting for screening candidates before the job is offered protects the business and clients. In addition, more and more employers are being required to conduct background screenings on their employees by their customers. Yet still, some employers are leaving background checks to be completed on a case-by-case basis. This often creates issues in the employer-employee relationship like resentment, mistrust and paranoia.
Here are some other important benefits of pre-employment screening:
- Screening potential employees reduces liability by ensuring that the right person is hired for the position. When employees are being trusted with company assets or the safety and property of your clients, running background checks before they are hired helps to prevent situations that can negatively impact the company’s reputation.
- Running a full screening before a person is hired saves time and money in the long run. Completing screenings on a case-by-case basis when the need arises can hold up projects or even cause clients to look elsewhere when they are not willing to wait for employees to be screened.
- Conducting background screenings before potential employees are hired increases safety in the workplace. The result is a more positive, productive work environment overall.
- Verification of employment history ensures that candidates are a good fit for the company. The results of a pre-employment screening can help hiring managers determine whether it is likely that the new hire will stay with the company in the long term which reduces turn-over.
Pre-employment screening is a cost-effective option that allows employers to identify whether candidates are being truthful and accurately representing themselves. Taking the time now to complete pre-employment screenings will save time, money and help improve or at least maintain the important employer-employee relationship in the future.