Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services
If you own or work for a small to medium company, chances are you wear multiple hats in your organization. It’s also likely that you do not have a professional HR department or if you do, it consists of one person who does not have expertise in every task that needs to be accomplished in the life cycle of your employees. From recruiting through to termination, each step is important to help you hire the best candidates, retain employees, and stay compliant to avoid legal issues.
If you currently just recruit, interview, and go straight to hire, you are missing some pretty important steps in making the best hiring decisions. Using Best Hiring Practices would help you make a better choice the first time, retain employees longer, and protect your company. A bad hire can cost your company much more than money: reduced productivity, lost customers, poor company morale, legal problems, brand damage, and even violence.
Do you skip hiring steps because of budget or time constraints? Consider this: a large percentage of resumes have inaccurate information and some are just downright fiction! Candidates that are dishonest about their skills, education, and experience are more likely to have criminal records, drug use or other negative facts from their background. You may be tempted to hire based on instinct, but with a few small changes in your hiring practices, you could greatly increase the quality of your workforce.
Another thing to consider is how often regulations change and how much financial impact they can have on your organization. Do you have the time and expertise to keep up with all the changes in the law so that you are sure your company is in compliance? Especially if your company operates in multiple locations, regulations can be a mire of confusion as they can differ from state to state or even by county and city.
Partnering with a CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) that has the services you need to fill in your HR gaps can be a very economical solution. The right partner can help you recruit, integrate your system, perform background screening, drug testing at convenient locations, and provide support throughout the process. Not only can you feel confident that you are bringing the best hire into your company, but you will know that you have done due diligence both legally and ethically for your employees and customers. In addition to accomplishing this at a price that fits your budget, a professional CRA partner pays for it self by avoiding costly hiring mistakes. For more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gbsspro.com
Genesis Background Screening is not a law firm and provides our blogs for informational purposes only. These blogs should not be considered as a substitute for experienced legal advice. Any laws or regulations mentioned in our blogs need to be researched by your company and any questions you have need to be answered by your legal counsel to be sure your organization is within the law and compliant with regulations.