The first day on the job will stick with your new employee throughout their time in your company. You want your new employee’s impression to be that they have made a great decision to work for your company and be excited to join your team.
Background screening for pre-employment, tenants, business
With such low unemployment, the power has shifted. Remember the days when the employer had the upper hand? They could afford to ignore their job candidates, string them along and ultimately reject them without a care.
The first basic question that most HR professionals ask when thinking about background screening is: “Why should I use employment screening services? If I decide to use these services, which background checks should I get?” Finding a perfect-fit screening package for your company’s individual needs
Whether your company is large or small, hiring the right candidate makes a big difference to your bottom line by affecting profits, growth, customer satisfaction, safety, employee retention, work processes, and legal compliance. Using professional employment screening services is the first step in the right direction.
Your priority is to reduce the risk of violence to your employees and customers, while protecting your business assets. The first line of defense is to do everything possible to prevent violent and dishonest people from getting a foot in your door. A thorough HR background screening can help you find the most qualified employees, but that isn’t the whole story.
Does your application process automatically eliminate a candidate without a college degree? Obviously, there are many jobs that require a degree, but there are a lot of roles that don’t. Turning down talented, experienced workers for lack of a degree can be a lazy way of weeding through your applicants. When unemployment was high, employers could afford to
Yes, you really do need an employee handbook. If you don’t have clear guidelines for your employees, there will be misunderstandings and disputes. Without an employee handbook it is also hard to prove that employees know the company policies if there is a termination for violating policy. In addition to dealing with bad hires or employees,
As an HR person or small business owner, what employment screening worries are on your mind?
1. Laws and regulations change and are hard to keep up with
2. Audits, workplace investigations and fines
3. Unemployment is low and competition for employees challenging, tempted to hire riskier
4. Using “instant” online background screening that may not cover due diligence
Two of the drug testing methods that are available to employers are urine and hair follicle. The answer to which test is right for you depends on what you need to accomplish. If you need to find out what your applicant or employee has in their system right now or the very recent past, urine drug testing is a good solution.
Of course, the majority of us work for the money and we want to be paid what we are worth. So… what can you do if your company’s budget is stretched thin and you can’t dangle the monetary carrot to keep your talent motivated? Would you be surprised that