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Pre-employment screening is a process that has become a pre-requisite for most of the biggest businesses in the world, though many SMEs still overlook the importance of the process.

It’s often assumed that it is only roles in particularly sensitive or demanding environments that dictate the necessity of pre employment screening services, but in reality this really isn’t the case.

Of course, it is perfectly possible to take on well-suited staff without conducting checks, but to do so is to roll the dice with fate and leave the business open to some rather serious potential problems.

And when considering the array of benefits that come with professional screening in contrast with the affordability of such services, it could be argued that screening is something no more businesses can afford to operate without.

Better Employees

For example, the most obvious and perhaps crucial benefit of all is the way in which checks like CV verification eliminate all but the most competent of candidates, which in turn means a better calibre of employees.

It really is no use finding out several months down the line that a new recruit is not in fact nearly as capable as their application had you think, so in order to rule out those that won’t be an asset to the company, screening services are essential.

Lower Incident Rates

Then comes the way in which these kinds of checks have the potential to vastly decrease the kind of workplace incidents that stand to wreak havoc on the business as a whole.

From theft to fraud and right through to violent conduct, background checks are essential in order to rule out those with ‘questionable’ pasts and in turn ensure that the future of your business is a safe one. Again, this is of too great a value to put a price on.

Fewer Legal Complications

It’s also worth bearing in mind that when a business takes on an employee in good faith and it later turns out that they shouldn’t have been eligible for the position in the first place, it could end up being the business that’s held liable.

After all, their residency status or professional accreditation might not be quite as it should be, though this is impossible to ascertain without extensive checks.

Simplified Hiring

And finally, to <a href="http://www.cvinsight.co.uk/background-screening-checks.php">use background checks</a> and CV verification at the earliest possible stage is to eliminate all but the most promising candidates from the process and thus make hiring faster, easier and more efficient than ever before.

After all, there’s nothing to be gained from interviewing dozens of candidates that technically have no place in the business due to glaring background discrepancies.
 

 
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Hanna Mila says:
Dec 11, 2013 5:06 AM
 
Well, This is very true. Pre-Employment Screening is very important for a company or any business especially if it is only starting. Because with background checks it provides a safer workplace, resource savings, and better people. Generally,the benefit of effective screening reduces mistakes in hiring,and improves hiring accuracy.
 
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