With the job market being as tight as it is, many people resort to mistake their qualifications, figuring that no one will check. It is no longer acceptable to have misstated qualifications as the work environment needs specific skills to perform certain tasks. Some resumes seek to cover up gaps in employment with general statements about length of time on a job and this may even cover up short duration of jail time. We know of one case where an employee stated he was a chef in a penitentiary and no one thought to ask if it was employment or incarceration.
A background check can be as intensive as you like. We can check skills and education, talk with former employers and fellow workers, perform credit checks and criminal background checks. If the position you are looking to fill meets certain safety requirements or if your worker is traveling into the USA, a drug test may be called for and with a special class of workers, it may even be necessary to have a polygraph done. If appropriate, we can help you design and administer sample work for the candidate to perform to measure skills.
With the legalities of today’s world, you can’t take a chance on hiring an unqualified worker, especially where someone else’s safety is at risk. Likewise, if products with errors, only an unqualified worker would make, goes out to your clients, the loss of business could be catastrophic. The costs of legal and business implications and the cost terminating and looking for a replacement worker, can be tremendously expensive.
The cost of assessment of skills, criminal background checks, financial checks and resume accuracy is small in comparison of your potential loss.
OEIS can help you take the worry out of a poor hire and the costs associated with it.