07 Apr Why should HR do background checks before hiring
Imagine this, a candidate just completed a 30 minutes-interview with the HR
department for a new position. Both parties are content with the results, and the
candidate is expecting an offer from the company. HR did a procedural background
check, found the candidate wasn’t being truthful about his last job, and he was let go
because of a fraud. By conducting a background check the HR avoids hiring someone
who is quite likely to be a re-offender.
84% of employers have found a lie or misrepresentation in a candidate´s resume or job
application. Doing a background check on candidates before making an offer or hiring
improves the security of a company; reduces long-term costs by avoiding layoffs,
rehiring and training.
Although the interview process is a decisive factor in the selection of the candidate, the
background and job references play a very important role, so much so that a hiring may
fall due to not being truthful and consistent with the information provided by the
Thanks to the use of ICT, LinkedIn and other social media, the human resources
departments of companies can verify information on the profile of their candidates. But
the problem still persists, it is time consuming and costly to do it inhouse.
Experts warn that six out of 10 employers have rejected a candidate for a bad job.
Check it Easy provides easy to use, fast and reliable background checks, among the
main benefits of doing a validation, Check It Easy also offers a range of comprehensive
background checks on the following:
- Social media
- Criminal Background
- Credit bureau