Pre-employment screening, also known as vetting or background checking, is usually carried out on new job applicants. However, it is also a legal obligation for some roles such as those that involve working with children or vulnerable adults (DBS Checks). Outsourcing your pre-employment screening can be highly beneficial for your company, for a number of reasons, here we look at some of these benefits.
1. Business Safety
The threat of employing the wrong person within your business can be very extreme, as an experienced company who are skilled in conducting pre-employment screening we can make informed decisions with regards to each candidate as to whether they are a threat to your workplace and/or your existing employees. Using an external company for this process means that you are protected from any illegal worker threats. Outsourced background checks on a prospective employee can give an indication of honesty and trustworthiness which can be gathered through reference checks (both personal and professional), and conducting CV Analysis.
According to a report made by the Oxford Economics in 2014 the full cost of replacing a staff member is £30,614. When you take into account the time spent interviewing, the advertising costs, as well as the amount of training it takes to get the new staff up to full working capacity, it is clear to see why the total is so high. Can you really afford to employ the wrong person and have to repeat the process?
3. Peace of mind
Your business will be kept in the know within every step of the way towards hiring a new employee. This means you will know who are hiring and feel comfortable that you have made an informed and educated decision. Outsourced background checks using Agenda as your partner can put together a bespoke package for you which will allow you to have complete control of the whole screening process without having any of the stress of conducting checks yourself.
4. HR Time/ Staff Resource
The system can communicate with and update your own systems in real-time. With customised reporting options built in, all key screening and DBS milestones can be monitored and reported, allowing you to make hiring decisions with confidence. Outsourced background checks integrated with your system helps to save your HR department time, which also relates back to saving your company money.
5. Quality of hires
Employers that outsource background checks as a part of their recruitment process gain a number of important benefits. One of those benefits is a general improvement in the quality of applicants which ultimately leads to better workers, higher productivity, increased quality, which in turn creates a lower level of employee turnover. Telling candidates of your intention to submit them for a pre-employment background check will discourage some candidates from applying, meaning that the quality of hire you will receive will be must higher.
Utilising outsourced background checks can help to boost your company’s reputation within your industry. Screening your prospective employees means that you look much more legitimate as a company as you are employing the highest calibre of person, which in turn may help to encourage prospective clients to work with your business.
Outsourcing your screening can help you to speed up the recruitment process for your company. When using Agenda for your screening some of the checks can be completed within one working day if a fast response is needed. This means that you are not only saving your staff’s time but also getting the fastest service possible within the industry – our average turnaround time is five working days to complete a full screening check – the best in the industry, with no compromise in service quality.
Are you conducting the right checks on your prospective employees? Contact us today to find out on 08456 44 55 45 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can also find out more about our full range of checks and request a quote today – www.agenda-screening.co.uk/request-a-quote