What References Tell You That Resumes Won’t

When it comes to hiring a new employee, many employers put their faith too much on paper and not enough on people. But while looking at a potential candidate’s resume may give you a good overview of what their skills and qualifications are, it is not enough to help you gain a full understanding of who they are and how well they would fit in at your company. So what more can you do to get to know your applicants better? With pre-employment screening services, you can check out their references and be given a much clearer picture of them as a whole.

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You may look at a potential candidate’s resume and see, for example, that they worked as an entry level employee for a certain company for eight months. While eight months is not necessarily a long time to work for a single company, the fact that the position was an entry level one may mean that they were simply ready to move up to the next stage of their career after a shorter amount of time. But how can you know this for sure? If you check with a reference from that company, you can discover whether the candidate left of their own volition to seek new challenges or they were simply not up to the task of handling even an entry level job. The difference could mean finding the ideal new employee and finding yet another name for the “no” pile, but the reference’s account will make all of the difference.

A pre-employment screening service will check with references about a wide range of topics  regarding the time an employee spent at a given company. Did they get along well with their coworkers? Did they stay on task throughout the day? Was their performance consistent and high-quality? All of these questions and more can be provided when you talk to a reference instead of simply relying on a resume- ask AIR Pre-Hire for more  information!

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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