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Definition Pre-Employment Screening. Description.

Pre-Employment Screening or Employee Background Checks are related to Human Resources Management. These checks are primarily done 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.

Pre-Employment Screening Forum
  Interview Scorecards for Hiring New Employees
Just as in the process of conducting performance appraisals, the process of hiring new employees in organizations is also full of  
  Screening Methods for Accurately Evaluating Job Applicants
During pre-employment screenings, the most commonly reviewed data is companies worked for, positions held and duration at each position (Zeidner and Prost as cited in Cascio, 2010, p. 245). Yet, this information is also the most likely to be misrepre...
  How to Evaluate a Letter of Recommendation for a Job Applicant?
One method of pre-employment screening is letters of recommendation. According to Cascio (2010), a disadvantage of letters of recommendation is that the authors are rarely open and honest (p. 243). Therefore, managers must consider several criteri...
  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 candidate fits its values (culture).
Traditional ...
  The Test-first Approach for Hiring New Employees
Many companies have adopted standard procedures for hiring employees. Recruiters often begin with a review of résumés. Then they will continue with interviews. And after that they make use of several tests so as to choose the best match with the job....
  Electronic Recruiting: Death of the Paper Resume
I have noticed that many organizations will only accept electronic applications and resumes. I have also found that many of the electronic recruitment systems used by these organizations are less than perfect. Some of such systems are poorly designed...
  Recruiting People with Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills in Accounting and Auditing Firms
In 2009, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) predicted a 63% increase in demand for qualified accountants. American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) also forecasts a strong demand for accounting graduates.
In my view, organisatio...
  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 measure such traits?...
  Employment Screening versus Private Investigation
Hello, can anyone explain the differences between an employment screening company versus a private investigator firm?...
  Pre-employment Education
A definition for the referenced subject will be very helpdful since the need for classes educating at-risk job prospects is essential to their academic and career success....
  Selection Process Methods
I would like to know what are the selection process methods that are used in HRM practice?...

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Best Practices - Pre-Employment Screening Premium
  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.
In my opinion, the result or success of the selection process does not depend on the candidate's ...
  Recruitment Models...
I'd like to know about the main Recruiting Models that are being used in HRM practice?
Please provide Name, Author and Summary. Thanks...!...

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Resources - Pre-Employment Screening Premium

A Model for Increased Work Performance: HPWS

This presentation is about the concept of high performance work systems. The presentation includes the following sections:
1. HR alignment
Usage (application): HRM, HRD, Human Resources Management, Employee Commitment

Ten Legal Mistakes in Hiring and Firing of Employees (USA)

This presentation presents ten legal mistakes recruiters make in recruiting and hiring employees under the US legislation. The presentation includes t...
Usage (application): Pre-employment Screening, Employee Management, Hiring, Employee Handbook

Selecting Employees: Competency-based Method

Presentation about Selecting Employees by a Competency-based Method. The presentation incudes the following sections:
1. What is Selection?
Usage (application): Employee Recruitment, Competency-based Approach, Employee Selection

Young Steve Jobs on the Role of Managers

This video is a nice start for any management course. Jobs shares some ideas on managers (in a high-tech environment) and says: "The greatests people ...
Usage (application): Management, Leadership, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development


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