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When you are looking to appoint high quality, high performing staff, you need to do more than considering their resume and job application, and relying on the impression they make at an interview. Regrettably for many businesses, particular appointments do not work out because of a lack of information about a candidate prior to their appointment to a position.
How Can You Find Out More?
Of course, a candidate’s resume and responses to key selection criteria will help you decide whether they could be suited to the position available and your organization in a general sense. However, for some jobs, it’s worth it (and sometimes critical) to undertake a personal information search, through a credible provider such as GlobalX.
Most large companies and many small businesses conduct background checks on employees these days. Conducting a personal information search, and evaluating the results results, does not mean that you are compromising a candidate’s privacy. You can be upfront with prospective staff and inform them that a personal information search can or may be carried out to help ascertain their suitability for and compatibility with the job opening.
What Can You Find Out?
Personal information searches can provide you and your organization with critical personal information about an individual such as:
• Personal information reports
• Information pertaining to personal property and securities
• Vehicle ownership
What Do You Do with This Information?
The information that is garnered from a personal property search gives you the potential to know more about a candidate. Of course, some information may be produced that has little or no relevance to the position and the ‘fit’ of the prospective staff member within your organization. Be discerning with the information that you receive and determine what is relevant to your decision, and what is not.
It is entirely understandable that you want to find and appoint the right person for the job you’re trying to fill. The insights that can be provided through a personal information search helps you know whether the person is a suitable match, but it can also alert you to situations and circumstances which may affect and prove problematic if an unsuitable candidate is given the job.
Armed with the information produced through your search, you can make a better hiring decision.
When you have a position to fill in your company, you must work through the standard selection processes, which includes evaluating a person’s skills, qualifications and experience in terms of the position available, and thorough reference checks. However, you can do even more to find the right people for your company. A personal information search can help you decide the extent to which a candidate has a relevant background and can add value to your organization.
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