Employers often use job applications to seek information about candidates’ conviction records. Criminal background checks are often performed before hiring an employee. The reasons for seeking the information seem obvious, but unfortunately, how the information can be used is not.
Tag: Background Checks
Most people who have filled out job applications have at one time or another seen the question asking whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime. This could mean either a misdemeanor, relatively minor crimes punishable by up to a year in jail, or felonies, serious crimes that could be punished by years […]
As recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals are aware, background checks are of the utmost importance when hiring candidates for specific roles. However, what some may not realize is that there are potential hidden dangers to using a background screening service.
What else can employers and recruiters do to better assess candidates and try to improve new hire retention? Here are a few additional steps employers can take in the candidate screening process.