You are ready to make a new hire for your Small Business. You tell your contacts, place ads ~ all the things you hope will land you the perfect applicant.
You contact a few hopefuls to come in for an interview and find 3 possible candidates. Before making an offer, you decide it might be wise to run a background check.
You make a few calls, or check online, and find a company you think will get you the information you need.
What could be better?
Instead, this is a perfect example of putting the cart before the horse.
My advice? The best time to contact me is BEFORE you ever need to hire!
Many companies get this backwards. They realize they need to hire, then scramble to find someone to help them screen their applicants ~ or worse, forgo the background check all together.
Meeting with potential background check companies before hand, and choosing the one best for you, will make your hiring process much smoother and more successful!
A good background check company will help you put in place all the steps you need to follow well in advance. This may start with the job descriptions for each position within your company (this is something that I have helped clients with in the past), and should also include advising you on your employment applications.
They will also make sure your release forms are compliant (or supply you with one of their own), along with giving you copies of employee rights forms, adverse action letters, etc.
Connecting with your background check company early also gives you ample time to ask any questions you may have about the employment screening process. There should never be any confusion about how and why you are using background checks in your hiring practices.
Going the extra mile to make sure you are completely comfortable with the entire process is the goal of every good screening service ~ and this is especially important to Small Business.
With limited budgets and the settings that often result in close contact among employees and customers, hiring safely is more important than ever.
Read “4 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need to Use Background Checks” to find out more!
No matter whether you are ready to make your first hire, or your 20th, preparing early for what you need to do and when makes sense.
The best way to accomplish this? Partner with the right background check company first!
After all, going into anything blindly is rarely the best course of action ~ and making your new hire is no exception!
I can help! I would be happy to answer your questions on the best hiring practices for your small business. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I also invite you to check out my blog at www.accessprofilesblog.com , where you will find all my contact information ~ and why not subscribe while you are there!
I would love to hear from you!