Societal Practices

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In this world of high competition where every individual strives to leave the other behind, there are frequent cases when an individual forges his identity or supplies wrong information in order to land a job of his choice or requirement. In such cases, it is the company which stands to lose. The person might not work with as much efficiency as he is required to do, or might occupy a position that could have belonged to a more deserving candidate. Similar instances are noted with respect to renting a house, creating a bank account, making passports etc. Hence, there are some societal practices that must be followed in order to curtail the vicious intentions of such individuals. The article is based on methods that can be used to check the background of a person prior to giving him a job, allowing him to stay in your house as a tenant or even create an important document.

We know that criminals and deceivers prowl at every corner just to take your advantage. It is essential for every human being to be extremely cautious of his surroundings. Similar logic applies to recruiters when they choose a particular candidate for their company. Checking the bio-data and asking a few questions on the information provided may not reveal the whole truth. The person sitting in front of the recruiter, looking impressive and decent might have come there with some ulterior motive in mind. Hence, it is of vital importance to check the candidate and his background prior to employing them in the company. Such a procedure is termed as employment background check.

Now what are the things that are carried out in such a unique check?

First, it is important to know the as to whether the candidate has any criminal record in the past. This is called the criminal record check. Then comes the point where the employer has to check whether the candidate has been sued on any civil issues in the past. Thirdly, comes the point of verifying whether the information in the bio-data is genuine or forged. These include academic qualification, the work experience mentioned by the prospective employee. There have been cases when the candidate supplies wrong information just to get hold of a job. Hence, it is significant to know the authenticity of the information provided by them. One can get his true picture from the company from where he has worked earlier, that too, if he has worked. The previous company can give a detailed picture of the prospect’s potential as a worker, sincerity and capability. Then the next thing that requires verification is financial or economic condition. One needs to find out whether the prospective employee has been known to have failed in repaying loans. If they have, then such person must be taken into the company with caution and care.

There are agencies that specialize in such background checks. One needs to get assistance from one such reliable agency in order to perform the task successfully. With the employment background check successfully implemented, one can go ahead and recruit the individual who has presented himself/herself as the potential candidate for a particular post/profile.

Anushri Mondal

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