|Employers, their management teams, and their boards have long understood that their success depends on increasing profitability, reducing costs/expenses and, in the case of publicly-held companies, enhancing shareholder value. They also know that the key to achieving these goals lies in assembling and retaining the right human resources.
Today more than ever employers are also realizing that hiring the right team goes beyond recruiting, interviewing, and extending an offer. Because of growing résumé fraud—from exaggerations about experience to outright fabrications of credentials—it has become essential to verify a candidate’s background and training. And because of increasing incidences of everything from executive-level excesses and fraud to theft and even violence in the workplace, employers are being held increasingly accountable and liable for hiring decisions gone awry.
As a result, there is a renewed and heightened emphasis on due diligence. Employers are now expected to examine not only qualities such as ethics and honesty, but to also ascertain whether a candidate’s background includes a record of dishonesty or behavior harmful to others. Assuring employees and customers a safe environment in which to work and conduct business is as important today as confirming a candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the position he/she would fill.
RefCheckSM offers a full array of screening services to help you fulfill your due diligence obligations—from criminal checks to verifications of employment history and credentials, from fingerprinting to drug testing. Additionally, RefCheckSM offers what has become our hallmark service: in-depth interviews with former managers, peers, or other professional references that will give you a complete picture of a candidate. We can provide you information concerning not only a candidate’s qualifications, but also his/her suitability; information concerning not only assessments of past performance, but also of attributes that a candidate would bring to your company that would enhance, rather than diminish or detract from, your success and reputation. Whether an executive -level profile of someone brought to you by a search firm, or a brief assessment of an entry-level associate, we’ll provide the missing pieces you need to complete your hiring puzzle.
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