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How Important is Background Check While Hiring ?
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Chrm Message From: eChoice Training Total Posts: 28 Join Date: 14/04/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 02/05/2007 10:05:38 Points: 140 Location: United States

Dear Friends,

I was never serious about Background Checking and trust me i faced the brunt of it and burnt my fingers. This part of hiring normally takes the back seat.

Well said by Donn Lobdell, Senior Director, Alcon Surgical, Inc - "When you're hiring, you're creating the future of your company."

I would like to throw some light on how important is background checking

Background Checking : Many jobs from entry-level to senior management require a high level of trust and security. In those cases it's wise to let us conduct an in-depth survey of your candidate's background. Background checking is for at least five (5) reasons: To verify facts. It's amazing how many candidates hide the truth; to avoid claims of "negligent hiring." If you hire a dangerous person, your company could be liable for any damages that person causes at work; to avoid charges of "wrongful discharge." It's becoming increasingly difficult to terminate problem employees, even potentially violent ones; to safeguard trade secrets, databases, and other valuable technological resources employees can easily destroy; and to ferret out exaggerated credentials. It's amazing how many applicants claim false degrees or certifications. When appropriate, our experienced investigators access a wide range of sources and records including: driving records, civil and criminal records, consumer credit reports, worker's compensation records, education verification, and social security number verification.

Any more to share their experiences in this case ?

Chrm Message From: poojasharma Total Posts: 55 Join Date: 14/04/2007  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 03/05/2007 09:37:12 Points: 275 Location: United States


Recruiting a person is as good as entering into a marriage contract.

Will you not check the background before fixing the marriage.It also looks for horoscope,a kind of predictions,how best the relationship would be. Similarly we should also have a matching check as to the acceptability of the person as he is married to the organisation and they have to leave long-say life long.Here the life ends at retirement that is all

Recruiting Vs marrying. Background checking is essential. Only the methods vary.


Pooja Sharma

Chrm Message From: mayank1981 Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 14/04/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 15/12/2009 05:15:08 Points: 15 Location: United States


Isn't enough to check through reference

Chrm Message From: sm_hr Total Posts: 7 Join Date: 14/04/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 15/06/2012 08:03:27 Points: 35 Location: United States


Back ground  check is not just checking with the references that the candidate  provides.There are chances that we might end up receiving fake information.Situations have occured to me where in the candidates had given false work experience details- One a candidate created  fake proofs - appointment letter, pay slips etc and the firm never existed.The firm  was just a space owned by  his friend on the top floor of a building. He had given  the reference details of this friend. We could easily catch him red-handed through proper background check and rejected him.        

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