Safe Hiring: How You Can Avoid Bad Hires
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Some bad decisions can come back to haunt us, and nowhere is this more evident than when the wrong person is hired for a position. Despite availing ourselves of careful screening methods, there is no absolute, foolproof means of identifying a candidate’s shortcomings until it’s too late. After all, candidates are usually on their best behavior during the interviewing process, and provide and withhold the information that best suits their needs.
The best way to avoid a bad hire is not to hire a “problem” employee in the first place. In this enlightening video, attorney Lester S. Rosen, a specialist in both pre-employment screening and criminal law, walks viewers through a detailed scenario which demonstrates what can happen when the “wrong” person is hired for a position. The scenario shows how the employer responds and the measures taken to prevent a recurrence of the situation.
Key Learning Points:
- Why application forms are a valuable companion to a candidate’s resume
- Checking references while staying within legal guidelines
- Options for different kinds of background checks
- Five interview questions that will help reveal what information a candidate may try to hide
- How to contain your hiring costs