A recruiter’s responsibility is to find the best candidate for a given position in an organization but sometimes it could be daunting. Also, you find recruiters make background checks mistakes as any human would during a hiring process. These mistakes often lead to them hiring the wrong candidates.
With that in mind, below are the top three mistakes recruiters make:
- MISTAKE 1: Not establishing a standard background check policy
- MISTAKE 2: Not verifying employment and education
- MISTAKE 3: Mixing up identities during a background check
MISTAKE 1: Not establishing a standard background check policy
A common background check mistake a lot of recruiters make is not establishing a standard background check policy. Creating a background check policy may seem daunting but it’s a crucial step to expedite the background check process in a compliant way. A thorough background check can provide you with critical insights to make better hiring decisions.
MISTAKE 2: Not verifying employment and education
Verifying a candidate’s employment history and education before hiring cannot be overemphasized. Many recruiters get caught up in the rush to hire a candidate that they fail to verify the candidate’s educational qualification and employment history.
MISTAKE 3: Mixing up identities during a background check
Mixing up the identity of a candidate with another candidate disrupts the outcome of a background check because you obtain false or inaccurate information. Sometimes, mixing up identities could cost a company the best employee for a position. Reduce the risk of mixing identities by asking candidates during an interview to double-check some vital information.
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- Posted by Seyi Olayera
- On July 30, 2021
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