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How should we use background checks in the hiring process?

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Question: "We have begun running background checks on prospective new hires. But we're finding that this just adds one more layer of subjective information for us to weigh. How should we incorporate the results of background checks into our overall candidate selection process? Are there pitfalls we should watch out for?"—Linda, Arizona


Develop a consistent set of rules as relates to results of a background check. example Criminal check: felony in last 7 years can't hire!
or Any violence conviction, can't hire. Remember to always focus on convictions, not charges. Then make sure you can justify the rules as none discriminatory, and then follow the rules. Be sure it's the right person when you get results. Validation is critical.

I would be careful to write rules like tho...(register to read more)

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