The Real Reason You Should Check References

When you are reviewing an employee’s resume, you will no doubt take note of many things: their career goals, their educational history, the skills they acquired at their most recent job. While all of this information can be helpful when determining whether or not a given applicant will be a good hire, it is important to bear in mind that it is “filtered” information, that is to say, the applicant was in control of exactly what appeared on their resume. In order to get a more comprehensive picture of this potential new employee, you cannot rely on their resume alone. Read on to find out more!

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Using employee background screening services to check an applicant’s references is one of the most vital parts of the hiring process. An applicant’s reference will give you more than the bare-bones facts; they will be able to give you insight into the applicant as a person and as an employee. This kind of insight can be invaluable when it comes time to make your final hiring decision.

It is equally important, when background screening for references, to pay attention not only to what is being said about a given applicant, but who is saying it. Applicants can choose who they will list as a reference from a variety of people, and who they choose can speak to the kinds of work relationships they have been able to develop in the past. If they list an immediate supervisor, for instance, that reference is likely a reliable source of anecdotal information. If they list a higher-up in the company with whom they’ve had little personal contact, this may not provide the kind of insight you’re really looking for.

Interested in background screening for employee references? Get in touch with AIR Pre-Hire today for more information.

All About AIR Pre-Hire

AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, 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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