Why do I need Pre-Employment Screening?
The Pre-employment screening processes goes beyond the standard interview process used by recruitment companies.
Pre Employment Screening draws on extensive resources and systems that are designed to uncover the factual information that a company requires to make an informed decision about the suitability of a candidate during the hiring process.
Like any investigation, the more information obtained and evaluated, the greater the chance of reaching the correct decision to employ a particular candidate for a role.
In The PRM Group’s experience, it is estimated up to 25% of job seekers are intentionally misleading in their applications to obtain employment.
Can a prospective employer trust a candidate if that job seeker has lied, even prior to the commencement of their employment?
The PRM Group possesses robust proven systems to assist in uncovering potentially untruthful information supplied by candidates.
The PRM Group assists in protecting your company from candidates who may present deceptive information during the recruitment process thereby potentially damaging your organisation.
The PRM Group are trained in the analysis of information received rather than simply accepting the information on face value. Unlike recruitment companies, The PRM Group has no financial interest in the candidate placement process and therefore only supplies verified facts for you to make informed decisions about the suitability of the candidate for a role. The benefits of rigorous employment screening includes:
- The PRM Group provides an unbiased and independent candidate report based on facts.
- In hiring the right staff in the first instance it has the potential to reduce staff turnover and associated hiring costs to your organisation..
- Reducing the risk of fraud, theft and professional misconduct within your organisation.
- Highlights Criminal History.
- Financial Deception.
- Educational Certificates.
The source of a reference is of paramount concern to organisations in the hiring process. Given today's world of high technology, telephone calls can be re-routed, certificates forged and letterheads reproduced for the purposes of the provision of a 'self reference'
Our initial task is to ensure the integrity of and the source of the reference. In addition to referee's, candidates are also requested to supply details of Line Managers for verification and this forms an important part of the candidate authority for The PRM Group to proceed.
Companies that do not perform appropriate screening practices may be liable for a legal claim of "negligent hiring" which may lead to civil litigation or insurance policy claims being declined.
Fraud occurs commonly in the workplace and candidates often use it to obtain employment.
Corporate fraud in Australia is an epidemic costing the Australian economy an estimated $6 Billion per year.
To avoid such fraud, The PRM Group highly recommends screening services for all potential employees. This counteracts the potential for “negligent hiring”, claims by your insurance company and conforms to the best practice compliance issues to Australian Standards (AS-4811-2006).
The Pre Employment screening process is dependent on the type of work for which a candidate is being considered.
For example, unskilled employees may require a more basic pre employment screening procedure than skilled or executive level employees who may have access to critical data and make important and costly decisions affecting your business.