The hiring process it’s sometimes exhausting and complex both for candidates and employers. Companies often receive an overwhelming amount of applications, and it can be hard to make sense of all that information.
From the moment you post a job ad to the actual hiring there are many potential pitfalls, and it’s critical to put in place a process to stay away from them.
The following guidelines will help you avoid the most common traps you may face during the hiring process, so you can easily identify the best, most trustworthy individuals from your pool of candidates.
Verify Resume Information
You can start weeding out candidates by simply checking basic resume information. Make sure the dates of employment make sense, that the companies included actually exist, and look for any possible exaggerations. Some candidates are tempted to inflate their achievements in ways they consider harmless. The truth is that even white lies can be an indicator of the character of your potential employees.
The second step is the logical consequence of the first one. Once you have established that the basic facts of the resume are correct, it’s time to check your candidates’ references. You can’t be too cautious while doing this. When you call other companies to check references, avoid using the phone numbers provided by the candidates themselves. Instead, use the numbers publicly available to everyone when you try to contact any past employer.
LinkedIn can be a very useful resource to check references. You can use it to verify other employments, or to find contacts who can tell you more about your prospective employee. Besides, checking your candidate’s public post history is a good idea as well.
Offer a Trial Period
The likelihood of doing this might depend on the job opening, but you can consider offering the candidate a trial period of employment. This trial period may be one or two months, enough to allow you to get to know your prospective employee more closely. On the other hand, a trial period will also allow the candidate to get a realistic idea of how your organization works. In turn, this will help them determine whether your company’s culture fits their needs and expectations.
Get Expert Help
When you consider hiring a new employee, It’s always a good idea to contact a company with the right expertise to assist you.
At Plexus Global we offer background screening services to ensure you hire only the most capable and trustworthy candidates.
Contact us today by email, telephone ((844) 516-1008), or through our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) to discover more about our services and our drive to always deliver results with integrity.