When you own a business, you want to make sure your people do a good job for you. It might be a good idea to find people who applying for jobs. It is not only their work history that plays an important role, but also their character.
Here are some tips for screening applicants:
Let them know
To support a candidate, you need to let them know that you are doing a background check and ask their permission. You can also get more information about background checks at Peopletrail. Ensure that inspections cover areas that could affect their business and their privacy is not taken into account unless they affect their work.
If an applicant refuses permission, it's up to you whether or not to consider them for work. Note that there are certain areas that require someone's permission before you can get to the record.
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Reference to characters
Typically, applications filled out by potential employees include lots of references to people they know well and who tend to give them brilliant recommendations. When you're starting your test, a practical place to start is by calling the character reference.
Remember, most candidate’s list people they think will give them a very positive recommendation. Otherwise, they are not listed as references to characters. With that in mind, contact the person and talk about the candidate.
Listen closely to what they have to say as subtle doubts can go a long way in explaining how you really feel about the candidate.
The next logical step is to look at the applicant's employment history. When filling out the application, they must indicate the schedule in which they previously worked.