When carried out correctly, pre employment screening during the human resources hiring process can eliminate a large number of unsuitable applicants without the need for a traditional interview. This both streamlines and increases the effectiveness of the employment process.
Not only does this save time before employment, candidate screening can also be responsible for finding candidates who are more likely to be engaged in their employment. Plum states that, although resumes are able to show a candidate's past achievements, a good screening can demonstrate their work ethic, personality and potential. "More often than not, education and past work experience are byproducts of circumstances and luck."
By utilizing screening therefore, not only does the process become much more manageable and less time-consuming, but it can succeed in more reliably producing employees with a 51% lower turnover and 18% greater productivity.
So, let's get started with the process of screening a potential candidate for HR.