Hiring the wrong person is a waste of time and money along with other negative impacts on the company and business. The following recruitment strategies will help the employers to minimize this risk.
Verification of CV Data
Nowadays there are a lot of CV writing services, therefore an impressive CV does not always represent a qualified candidate. It will be useful to exchange a few emails with the applicant, and from the way they compose the emails, it will be possible to tell if the CV was written by the same person. Requesting the copies of educational and employment certificates at an earlier stage will help to filter the applicants who provide false information about their qualifications. Original certificates can be requested and verified after the applicant’s successful interview.
Even though the reference check is usually conducted at one of the latest stages of the recruitment process, it is recommended to request the contact details for the reference check prior to the interview, since a lot of applicants fail to provide them or provide inappropriate details. It is not enough just to share the mobile phone number and name for the reference check. Personal email addresses should not be accepted as well. The appropriate details should include the following information: company name, job title, corporate email address, phone number, working relationship to the candidate. Sometimes the applicants present their friends or junior colleagues as supervisors as managers, therefore it is advisable to cross-check the job titles at LinkedIn, if possible. A reference check form should be sent by email to the previous employer to confirm the applicant’s employment dates, job title and to receive additional details about their performance, attendance, strengths and weaknesses.
Even though it is very important to verify the qualifications, what matters the most is whether the candidate can actually do the job as required and has all the necessary skills. This is where various technical tests can assist the recruiter. For example, the applicants for Executive Secretary position can be offered typing, proofreading, Microsoft Office proficiency tests, etc. Cooks can be requested to demonstrate their skills right at the kitchen.