When is the Right Time in the Hiring Process to Do Background Checks?

A Kantola Learning Minute


A hiring manager asked, "When is the right time in the hiring process to start spending money on background checks?" Find out in this week's Kantola Learning Minute with Lester S. Rosen, J.D., founder of Employment Screening Resources®.




Transcript:
Les Rosen here bringing you another Learning Minute from Kantola with a question: "When is the right time in the hiring process to start spending money on background checks?"

Very short answer: Background checks are generally conducted at the very end of the process. You've gone through the entire process of sorting through resumes, doing phone calls, doing in-person interviews, you're finally down to a finalist, or maybe a couple finalists. At that point, at or about the time you make a qualified job offer is when you would probably want to do the background check. No reason at all to spend money on background checks on everyone who applies. You do it just on the finalists that you're considering as part of the final bit of the hiring process.

Thank you.

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