Using Other Selection Techniques

Learning Objective 4

  1. Explain how to do background checks on job candidates.

Testing and interviewing are usually just part of an employer’s selection process. Other tools may include background investigations and reference checks, preemployment information services, honesty testing, graphology, and substance abuse screening.

Background Investigations and Reference Checks

One major company was about to announce a new CEO until they discovered he had a wife and two children in one state and a wife and two children in another state. 101 About 80% of HR managers report checking applicants’ backgrounds and criminal convictions, and 35% do credit checks. 102 Some employers also do ongoing due diligence background ...

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