The process of screening applicants is extremely important for employers and must be carried out before recruiting for a position. This is because hiring the right people can make all the difference to a company’s success. As John Maxwell said, “Teamwork makes the dream work.”
On the other hand, the wrong ones can sink the company.
That’s why screening checks are increasingly becoming important among HR professionals in Australia. This post will explore five of the top reasons why screening employees should be adopted by every company.
The Ugly Truth …
Many job candidates are guilty of inventing degrees, referees, and accomplishments on their resume. Peter Wilson, the Chair of the Australian Human Resources Institute attributes it to the branding culture that has emerged out of social media. As a result, many people are likely to embellish their CVs with lies just to get ahead of the game.
A study from Australian revealed that a bad hire can cost a business up to 2.5 times the salary of the employee. Here are the top five reasons for screening employees:
- Ensuring Job Competence
Since many job applicants lie about their education, accomplishments, qualifications, skills, and even previous job titles and responsibilities, it’s very easy to employ a candidate who does not have the competence to effectively execute their tasks.