As a human resource representative or agency recruiter, it is your responsibility to ensure that open positions within your organization are filled with honest, dependable and qualified candidates. When tasked with this heavy responsibility, you may be wondering how you can ensure that you are hiring the right person for each respective position.
When reviewing the credentials of potential employees, you will want to look for candidates that display intelligence and enthusiasm. You want to find someone who, on paper, appears to be able to multitask and handle a wide array of responsibilities with relative ease. It is also important to ensure that the respective candidates have the appropriate backgrounds, degrees or certifications as pertinent to the needs of the job.
Once you have selected a few qualified candidates, you will want to schedule face-to-face interviews with each person. The right candidate will offer a firm handshake, direct eye contact when asking or answering questions, a friendly smile and confident answers to your questions. He or she will be able to demonstrate that they are capable of handling the duties of the job and will be confident that they are the right person for the job. They should also offer an open availability, in terms of scheduling, and they need to be willing to sign a consent form to have a background check performed.
Employer background check services are invaluable when it comes to the hiring process. A person may present themselves well on paper and in person, but they may be harboring a criminal past or one filled with credit unworthiness. No matter how great a candidate seems, if they have a criminal record that involves theft, you may need to reevaluate whether you want them in direct contact with money should the position entail handling cash-based transactions. Hiring the right candidate for the job comes with great responsibility, but you will take great pride in your own job and expertise when you see your chosen candidate thriving in their new position and contributing to the mission and success of the company.