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Summary

What is Pre-Employment Screening? Meaning.

Pre-Employment Screening or Employee Background Checks are methods used in the field of recruitment and Human Resources Management to verify the accuracy of the information provided by a new potential employee. The information can also help to reduce employee theft, to increase productivity and reduce certain risks. Furthermore, companies which verify their applicants before hiring them face less liability in the event of a workplace accident or crime. The pre-employment checks can include:

  1. Education checks.

  2. Previous employers history.

  3. References and credentials.

  4. Address checks.

  5. Criminal records checks.

  6. Litigation records.

  7. Credit reports or other relevant financial information.

  8. Sex offender registries.

  9. Military records.

and other checks the organization desires. These kind of screenings can also be conducted on existing employees.


The level of employment investigation may vary per industry and from position to position. In the case of hiring top managers, additional testing can and should be performed to avoid potential later problems.


Because of the sensitivity of this process and its outcomes, employment screening is subject to special laws and regulations in many countries.


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Online Recruiting: Social Networks Profiles are Quite Useless in Early Assessments and Job Interviews
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Employee Selection Methods
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How to Evaluate a Letter of Recommendation for a Job Applicant?
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Electronic Recruiting: Death of the Paper Resume
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The Test-first Approach for Hiring New Employees
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Recruiting People with Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills in Accounting and Auditing Firms
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Is Discrimination or Prejudice Tampering with the Ability to Hire the Best Talents?
Is discrimination or prejudice tampering the ability to hire the best talents for high ranked positions?
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Employment Screening versus Private Investigation
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Pre-employment Education
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Recruitment Models in HRM
I'd like to know about the main Recruiting Models that are being used in HRM practice?
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The Role of the Recruiter in an Effective Recruitment and Selection Process
When we talk about the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection process, most of us think about assessing the candidate's competences.
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Interview Scorecards for Hiring New Employees
BIASES IN SELECTING JOB APPLICANTS
Just as in the process of conducting performance appraisals, the process of hiring new employees in organizations is also full of biases. Unconscious, implicit ...
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Selecting Job Candidates based on Compatibility with Organizational Values
There are new selection methods based on the compatibility of the person's values with the organization's values.
To make the best hiring decision, organization must assess to what extent a cand...
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Assessing Honesty and Integrity of Job Applicants
A major challenge facing employers today is identifying qualified job candidates with the preferred level of honesty and integrity.
Is there a method or are there any criteria to assess and measu...
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Does Experience Indicate Success in a New Role?

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Professor Van Iddekinge a.o. researched no less than 81 studies to find out if there is a link between an employee’s pri...
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A Model for Increased Work Performance: HPWS

HRM, HRD, Human Resources Management, Employee Commitment
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Ten Legal Mistakes in Hiring and Firing of Employees (USA)

Pre-employment Screening, Employee Management, Hiring, Employee Handbook
This presentation presents ten legal mistakes recruiters make in recruiting and hiring employees under the US legislatio...

Selecting Employees: Competency-based Method

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Presentation about Selecting Employees by a Competency-based Method. The presentation incudes the following sections: 1...

Young Steve Jobs on the Role of Managers

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