One thing that the Human Resources Department of any office should keep in mind is the possibility that not all applicants are 100% honest in their resume. Some would either make up stories that increase the possibility of them getting hired, or cover their past records that decrease the possibility of them getting the job. As human resource personnel, it is your responsibility to get the facts straight and do employment background checks.
Pre-employment verification is a must before hiring a possible individual for a vacant position. By going through this step, the human resources ensure the safety of the company and the integrity of its reputation. By not neglecting this procedure, they lessen the possibility of hiring someone who has criminal records or someone who is formerly involved in illicit drugs. For some jobs, it will be irrelevant, but you can’t give a peace and order position to an applicant who has a history of temper issues. You can’t give a person a job in the finance department who has a history of embezzlement. Doing a pre-employment verification does take time, but it is a better option compared to the loss that the company will suffer if someone unfit for the position joins them.
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