When you are hiring new employees, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are hiring people who will uphold the safety and integrity of you, your employees, and your company as a whole. Here are two methods to guarantee that you are hiring the best people for the job.
Comprehensive background checks are perhaps the single best way to confirm whether or not someone will be a good fit for your company. Background checks can provide you with information on a potential employee’s employment history, criminal record, medical history, and many more things that could be useful to you. There are several online and physical resources that could help you gather this background information, but always be sure that you are following the law and not discriminating against people based on medical records, personal history, or any demographic qualities. If you do, you are opening yourself up to potential legal trouble.
A prospective employee with a complete resume will have included three or more references whom you can contact and inquire about him or her. When contacting these references, always ask whether the prospective employee gained permission to use that person as a reference. If the prospect did not ask permission, it could be a sign of a lack of respect or work ethic. Prepare questions to ask the references that pertain to what working at your business will entail. If the references answer favorably about the prospect, you may have found a match for your company.
These are not the only two ways to find proper information about potential employees. Simple interviews often work to give you all the information you need. However, if you are suspicious of something or if you generally feel safer getting more information, these are both effective ways to go about getting that information.