Screening and reviewing job applicants efficiently will make hiring and managing employees easier and save time in the long run. Preparation and a reviewing system will enable the job to get done with a minimum of hassle. Whether screening entry-level workers or professionals, there are basic processes in excellently carrying out such a task which has to do with resume, background check, and credit history check.
The Ways to Screen Employees
Workplace employment comes with different options, when a company or organization wants to fill a vacant position, they would like to do a pre-employment screening or interview. Such screening starts with proper checking of resume; this will allow the employer know much more about the employee beginning with the educational background, work experience, hobbies and to see if the person is fit to be hired. The pre-employment screening will also allow the employer to identify applications that don’t meet the job requirements.
Another essential way to screen new employees is by proper checking of background. Such would reveal potential issues that could affect the company (Brody, 2010). A background check can provide a lot of information about an individual. A background check helps to lookup potential criminal records, financial records, credit check, and license record. Such checks may be carried out through database search or reference.
Credit History Check
Credit history checking has been done for the last 40 years before the passage of fair credit reporting act in 1970. Financial and Banking services were few organizations that used credit check, but nowadays, most organizations use this system. A credit check is important in hiring new staff; it helps to protect the company against actions that violate ethical standards or criminal behavior (James, 2013). A history of adverse public records could indicate to employers that an individual has a record of untrustworthiness or unreliable behavior. Especially for positions that command a great deal of responsibility like security personnel to avoid cases of bribing, stealing, and extortion. The pros for checking the credit history of an individual before hiring help is to prevent theft, extortion, bribing, embezzlement of company funds. Many organizations have lost some of their revenue to issue of theft and embezzlement by trusted employees. However, it takes some time to carry out the check and may involve additional costs.
Access Control of Administrators to Network Resources
Administrators may receive exclusive access to data and may make changes in the company network; one way to ensure these users lack too much control is to deploy Privileged User Monitoring and Access (PUMA) (Chinchenko, 2014). Such helps to check the behavior and intention of users. When the user is aware there is a constant check, there will be a reduction of bad intentions, and the company assets will be secured. The company may also conduct regular audits to ensure that administrators are held accountable for their actions on the network. The network can also be segmented to provide access to administrators that need specific information designated to them and block administrators who do not require such access.
Ensuring a safe and secured workplace for employees, customers, and partners requires recruiting the most reliable, trusted, and efficient staff. Such cannot be achieved without an effective recruitment system. Prospective employees must go through evaluation, proper background check, credit history check. Recruited employees must have their access controlled to prevent unnecessary data breaches.
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