Do Effective Background Research: Verify Your Impressions with Supporting Data

In this chapter, you’ll learn to

  • make the most of reference checks by getting the person’s perspective on the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses
  • conduct a background check that provides you with unfiltered information on the candidate’s credentials, financials, and legal standing
  • avoid the inherent biases of in-person interviewing and better predict on-the-job success with preemployment assessments
  • implement a legally defensible drug-screening program.

You’ve gotten through the interview process, and you’ve identified a short list of candidates you believe ...

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