Using data to make stronger hiring decisions
Screening is Critical
Wrong decisions in the selection of personnel due to incorrect information in the application documents can have serious consequences. This insight is not really new, although the topic of pre-employment checks and screenings is still “in its infancy”.
Employers can effectively reduce this risk and optimize their decision-making process with the help of data protection-compliant pre-employment checks.
The topic of pre-employment checks can be quite complex. If you want to implement it properly and in compliance with the law, you need appropriate expertise; if this is not available internally due to a lack of in-house resources, then it should at least be brought “in-house” by an external expert.
3 Benefits of Pre-Employment Screening
When using a comprehensive background screening program, there is an increased quality of hire. Talent acquisition is a struggle for many businesses, and qualifying candidates with accurate information is a great portion of that struggle. New hires are costly and we believe that much more time should be spent at the beginning of the process to reduce the chance of making a wrong hire.
Pre-employment screening will help you make better informed hiring decisions. Employees who are a better fit for the position, are more likely to stay. A decrease in employee turnover improves the stability of a company and help create a feeling of harmony within the team.
Although there are costs of setting up a pre-employment screening process, savings can be felt in the long run. Be aware that the average cost of losing an employee is estimated at 21% of the departing employee’s salary.
Negligent hiring comes with a high degree of risk, and can sometimes leave the organisation directly liable for its employees’ actions. Equipping yourself with knowledge about a job applicant’s history may help you avoid incidents, and keep the reputation of the organization intact.
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