Pre-Employ Blog

Employer Beware!... 3 Reasons Not To Conduct Pre-offer Background Checks

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on August 23, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. While some employers might think that it’s a good idea to request a background check for every candidate that submits a job application, it’s really not to the employer’s advantage.

Consider these 3 factors when conducting background checks on your potential candidates. 

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Topics: Background Checks, EEOC, Hiring Compliance, Interview Process, Criminal Record, Lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Hiring Executives Reveal the Weirdest Replies During Job Interviews

Posted by admin on May 22, 2015

Your hiring process is like a fine tuned, well-oiled engine.  The gears begin churning as you identify that you have a vacancy, making sure to cross your T’s and dot your i’s on developing the position description. You plan out how you’re going to recruit and then put the plan into action. Submission after submission begin to roll in as you gather and review applicant's information and create a list of your interview prospects.  Through this, you generate a series of questions hoping to gain the best and most qualified job applicant to join your workforce. 

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Topics: HR Compliance, Hiring Process, Interview Process

It's a Myth: "The Hiring Process Isn't of Concern to the Applicant"

Posted by Bob Mather on April 07, 2015

Interviewing for a job is tough, but the hiring process is even tougher.  After you sit through what feels like a thousand interviews, the company still needs to go through their standard hiring process before you officially land the job.  It’s a stressful time for anyone looking for a new job.

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Topics: Background Checks, Hiring Process, Interview Process, Lawsuit

Illegal Questions During an Interview, Does your Staff Know Better?

Posted by admin on March 19, 2015

How many employees does a job applicant meet during your interview process? Do all of them know what interview questions are illegal? Do they understand that asking some questions could land themselves and the company in court?

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Topics: HR Compliance, Hiring Process, Interview Process

4 Top Interview Questions

Posted by admin on June 19, 2013

As the economy continues to stabilize, many companies are hiring more employees to handle higher consumer demands. This is positive news for the job market, but in order to recruit the right candidates, employers need to develop solid hiring procedures. Businesses that are well-prepared, have their human resource responsibilities in place, such as employment verification policies, and are ready to take on what the future holds will see the most success.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Interview Process, Applicant