The goal for most businesses is to cut costs and increase profits. It’s a simple equation that yields tangible results. But how does a company attain these goals if their costs are too high? The answer is to hire and train only the most qualified individuals so you’re getting the most “bang for your buck” from each of your employees. The smartest way to achieve this is to hire an employment background screening company. These valuable services help prevent employers from wasting dollars on poor employee performance arising from unqualified people being hired. If you find that your new hires seem to cost more as time goes on, invest in a screening company now to help you with the hiring process. You’ll save more time and money in the end!
One of the most precious resources we have is our time. Most of us wish there was “just one more hour or two” in order to get everything done in a day. Unfortunately, for the company who has hired an incompetent employee, time costs them more than an unmet deadline or an overdue project for a client. These types of employees cost companies millions of dollars each year in extra time to complete projects, lost clients due to dissatisfaction, and even loss of profits that can lead to staff layoffs. Some of the time, these situations could have been avoided by a Human Resources Manager doing a better job in the hiring decision. However, the majority of these cases could have been avoided through the services of an employment background screening firm.
Another area where money is sometimes wasted is on overspending for the recruitment process. The hiring process of yesterday included a staff of hiring managers, advertisement costs to get the word out about an available position, and the risk of hiring someone who ended up costing the company more in the end. It is difficult to gauge just how much is spent when a bad employee cannot perform their job properly. It can range from alienating customers to stealing from the business. This is where an employment background screening company saves businesses money, time, and aggravation.
Since we’ve covered the time and money that can be saved by hiring an employment background screening company, let’s take a look at the aggravation that can be avoided. When the wrong person has been hired for the job, it will surely show through unhappy co-workers, angry customers, and lost profits. I once worked with someone who claimed to be familiar with browsing the Internet, using basic document and spreadsheet programs, and said she knew how to compose and send email. After spending staff time to train her, she was unable to use or navigate any of the programs or functions she had claimed to use on a regular basis. We lost dozens of customers because she did not know how to navigate the software, used unprofessional language, and simply could not answer our customer’s questions.
Now that I have a few more years of experience under my belt, I have realized that no matter what position needs to be filled; using an employment background screening company is the best way to hire. That’s why I never hire without first using Accu-Screen to validate a candidate’s resume. They are celebrating their 15th year as an industry leader in verifying an applicant’s criminal background check, DMV records, and salary history. They can even check if someone has earned a college degree or not. Call them today and see how it feels to have complete confidence the next time you hire someone!