Part one – Employee Handbooks – is here.
Welcome to part two of our “Why It’s Important” series where we explain exactly why it’s so vital that we offer certain services as part of the human resources functions we provide to small and mid-sized businesses. Today, we’re covering pre-employment background screening.
Why We Offer Pre-Employment Screening
Optimum Employer Solutions offers this service as part of our value chain because we know how critical it is that employers verify every potential job candidate’s personal history, job experience, and credentials to ensure he or she is the best possible fit for the organization. Employers can increase the likelihood of hiring high-quality candidates by using pre-employment tests to help screen and select the best candidates for jobs. Every company wants to feel confident that it is picking the most trustworthy and competent employees they can and background screening helps mitigate the risk of selecting the wrong candidate. Even so, some companies just don’t have the time or resources to perform accurate and thorough background screening, so we step in to conduct the screening for busy businesses, and make sure the screening is Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)-compliant. Above all, helping companies identify the candidates most likely to perform well on the job, pre-employment testing can save time and money during the selection process, and afterward – decrease turnover, and improve productivity.
What We Do
We perform criminal, credit, license verification, drug screening, previous employment, driving history, I-9, and education verification so you know that no stone has been left unturned in evaluating your applicant.
Part three of “Why It’s Important” will address job position descriptions. They may be more helpful than you’d initially think!