So the guy sitting across the desk from you has a stellar resume. It says he went to college, has been certified, and has years of on-the-job experience. But how can you be sure everything he claims is true? That’s where a verification background screening might come in handy.
A verification screen is exactly what it sounds like. It means someone will actual do the research to be sure your prospective employees are who they say they area. The products used for this includes checks on the following:
- Employment verification and history
- Supervisor reference
- Education verification and credentials
- Professional Licensing
Is this type of screening worth it? Absolutely. The competition in today’s job market makes it tempting for job searchers to stretch the truth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment is hovering around 8%. Thus, as people become more desperate for jobs, the incidence of fraudulent resumes rises. The last thing you want to do is hire someone, spend money on training, and then realize he or she is entirely wrong for the job because they lied about experience and previous job positions.
MSNBC recently interviewed Darlene Miller, CEO of Permac Industries in South Burnsville, Minnesota, who explained, “We just can’t afford to take the time and the money to hire and someone to just shadow someone else and learn hands-on.”
And the cost of hiring is quantifiable in more than just the cost of paying someone during training; you must also take into account the pay of whoever does the training and the time it takes for the new employee to reach the level of competence necessary for them to become profitable. Now imagine you’ve already expended this money, only to find out your new hire doesn’t have the qualifications you thought he had. Don’t let this happen to you. Hire the right person the first time by checking their background with a verification screen.
At VICTIG we have put in place processes that can decrease turnaround time on employment and education verifications by %33. To some employers that can save them time and money. The great thing is that we don’t charge more than what most are paying now so for us to be more competitive on price and do the verification quicker that two punch combo is unbeatable.