Six Tips for Selecting Pre-Employment Screening Services Provider
Pre-Employment Screening is becoming a standard practice among many employers in Hong Kong as hiring the wrong candidate can lead to a plethora of future problems. While most basic pre-employment background checks can be conducted internally by the Human Resource Department, more and more companies are outsourcing this step to free up internal resources, reducing time-to-hire, improving screening efficiency and to ensure a better hiring experience.
If you are considering outsourcing your company’s pre-employment screening process, here are 6 tips to look out for.
The Pre-Employment Screening Services Provider must be experienced in providing clear, accurate and complete written reports in a timely manner.
Beyond what’s obvious, you must check for any additional or hidden fees. If your company constantly hires a lot of staff or has a high turn-around rate, do ask if there is a volume or commitment discount.
- Customer support
Make sure the provider will provide prompt helpful responses, whether by phone, email or live chat.
This might not be an important factor for those selected for a bundled plan. However if you are hiring for a senior position, or a specific role that might need advanced screenings and unique background checks, ensure the provider has the capability to do so.
- Statement of work (SOW)
Does the provider offer both bundle plans and as well as à la carte options? Whatever you choose, ensure you get a clear SOW.
Is there a comprehensive online portal where you can place orders and view results? How about electronic consent forms?
Hope these 6 tips can help you find a reliable, efficient pre-employment screening services provider that can significantly reduce the risk of problems associated with an inappropriate hire.