Pre-Employment Screening: Why References are so Important

Whether you find that you’re assembling a team of new hires or simply refilling a single open position, you will go through many different applications. You might narrow your choice down to a select few based on their impressive resumes, their stellar interview, and their overall skill set, but one thing that can help you distinguish who will be the right fit for your company is the applicant’s references. In the pre-employment screening process, references are one of the most essential elements to check in to.


Air Pre-Hire can investigate the legitimacy of your applicant’s references in their pre-employment screening. It is important to know whether the people recommending the applicant are truly reliable sources of information because the kind of information a good reference can provide you can decide a potential employee’s future.


Whether the reference listed is a professional or personal reference, they provide insight you otherwise might not have full access to into a potential employee. Professional references will give you information on the applicant as an employee; they can tell you how they operated in a work environment, whether they fulfilled their responsibilities in a timely manner, whether they ever had any disciplinary action taken against them, whether they were ever eligible for a promotion, and so on. You’ll get a sense of the worker with a professional reference.


With a personal reference, different but equally important factors are revealed. Personal references can attest to the potential employee’s personality type, their demeanor, their character strength and flaws, and even to some degrees how they perceive their work ethic. An individual’s personality is just as important in the workplace as their productivity, so guaranteeing a personal reference’s legitimacy with pre-employment screening is a vital part of the hiring process.


Want to ensure that your team is comprised of the best possible candidates? References are one part of an employee application that should never be discounted.


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Air Pre-Hire conducts accurate and verified universal background screening so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at Air Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.


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