Have you been assigned to do pre employment screening for your company? Many companies don’t even do any type of employee screening and leave themselves open to unwanted employees. Your company and it employees need to be safe in their environment from individual that could harm them. Use the following tips to uncover unwanted employees.
Make sure you employee application obtains plenty of information to start your background check. Missing information that helps you learn more about the applicant will make your checking more difficult. Look over your application form and create one that will help you in your background check.
Your first check is to look into the persons Social Security information. This is the starting point for your employment screening check. This check is done to make sure the Social Security belongs to the individual. It also gives you information on his past addresses and alias identity. Many people hide their own status by using other people’s Social Security.
Once you have new addresses or alias, you can check the employment criminal background check and driving record with the new address or new names. This gives you a more accurate picture of what the prospective employee is like.
After you have gathered the information from the Social, Criminal, and Driving Records compare it to the application filled out by the individual. If some things don’t match, then you should talk to the individual and ask why the difference. Many times they will not remember that they had made some changes in their past with names or addresses.
The next thing to do is a pre-employment credit check. This part of the employment screening is where you look at credit report, which is not the typical credit report. You are not allowed by law to see their actual credit report with all of their financial data. You will see their report with many items blanked out.
To do an employment criminal background check you will need the applicant’s birth date. The law does not permit you to ask for a birth date on the initial employment application. What you have to do is to hire the person and make his employment status based on passing the criminal check.
One thing most screeners miss is getting past co-workers names and phone numbers. Usually they will get supervisor’s names but also fail to get their phone numbers. So get these names and phone numbers so that you can call and get more information on the prospective individual than would be provided by Human Resources.
There you have it a good outline to start your employment screening. You first start with a good application form. Move on to do the Social Security check and then do a driver’s license and employment criminal background check. End with a credit check. If you want more screening consider using a pre employment screening services.