Make sure a background check doesn’t get in the way of a great hire.
By P. Johnston
You’ve interviewed ten candidates and think you’ve finally found the perfect match for a job in your company. You make the offer, she accepts, and the only remaining step is a background screen. But what if the screening company you’ve hired tells you she has a criminal record?
Uh oh. If handled incorrectly, the candidate could sue. Or you could end up screening out someone who would be a great fit. It’s a mistake for an employer to just fob off the screening process on a third party and not take responsibility for it. Here are some tips on dealing with background screens in the digital world: