Check These Off the List: 3 Things to Look for Before You Hire

If you are looking to hire a new employee (or several) this season, you may receive a handful of resumes that are all flash and no substance. Perhaps each candidate flourishes in the interview, but you want to make sure they are truly qualified. Here are three things to check off the list before you send that welcome email. 

Spotless Driving Record

It goes without saying that if you are hiring someone for a job that requires them to drive, and they have driven for companies before, you should look into getting an employment driving record. This will be a fast indicator of how they performed in their previous workplaces and provide you will a sense of whether or not to move forward with their application. 

Accurate Experience Levels

It would be great if employers could trust everything that a candidate puts on their resume, but, more often than one might think, applicants embellish their education, experience or skills. Getting a third-party organization to review a candidate’s experience is sometimes the only way to confirm whether they are truly suited for the job. Alternatively, having your applicants come in for a second round of interviews or providing them with a skills test can also be useful.

Nonexistent Criminal History

A background check is standard practice, but even going a step further and retrieving details on a potential hire’s full criminal history can save you a lot of headaches later on. Making sure your new hire has a clean record will keep your mind and your team’s mind at ease, and will ensure you do not have to start the hiring process all over again once hidden information comes to light.

Every employer wants to hire qualified employees, but these days it is even easier to fake documents and fabricate experience. Screening your potential candidates for clean records can really pay off in the long run. 

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