Businesses of all sizes don’t always have the time to put reference checks through a complete vetting process. It’s important to remember that viewing reference checks as a mere formality can have costly consequences.
Employers can no longer rely solely on resumes and candidate interviews to make a sound hiring decision. While both are an important part of the recruitment process, neither accurately report past performance, behavior, and other risk factors that could make a candidate a potential bad hire for a company. Having a pre-screening, or pre-employment screening process in place will help illuminate any risk factors that may be present before hiring an individual to your team.
Undertaking the implementation of a new talent acquisition strategy is no small feat. There are many moving parts in the project from team alignment to reporting the results of your efforts.
Both employers and employees have questions about how the verification process works and what can be done.