REFERENCE OF BACKGROUND OF APPLICANT AND REFERENCES
Background and Reference check of prospective employees constitute the most important steps in the selection process. Unfortunately, it is the one aspect that most employers especially smaller once overlook. The truth is when it comes to hiring the right employee what you don’t know can hurt you. Research conducted by the Human Resources Management shows that 50 percent of all resumes and applications contain false information.
Many employees misrepresent their backgrounds and credentials, it is critical therefore to do at least a little checking to see if what the applicant says about his or her background is true. A lot of employers don’t do any checking, and they often regret that decision. The applicant may be unqualified for the job, or may have some personality trait or past experience that causes problems for you later. “The U.S department of commerce claims that employee theft constitutes about 33 percent of all business failures”.
The Nigerian labor market today is crowded and poverty level is rife; job seekers have become desperate that they will go at any length to get jobs making it difficult to assemble a team of workforce with proven integrity. This trend is quite unhealthy to the growth of any organizations whose interest lies in working with people of integrity, whom it will commit, financial, material and other intangible resources of immense value to their care and use.
Besides identifying unscrupulous elements, reference checking allows you to ensure that you are finding the most qualified person who is also a good match for the position. By conducting reference checks, you can avoid costs associated with failed probation periods and poor performance, which can impact your guests or clients and damage your image or reputation.
Conducting background checks are not just an option anymore in recruitment – they are a necessary part of employing the very best candidate among the lot. Patfam Investment Ltd has a team of experienced and dedicated staff who are ready to partner with you to conduct a thorough background and reference checks for your organization.
We have in place various types of background checks ranging from:
(a) general types of checks:
1. Educational Records Verification
2. Employment Record Verification
3. Guarantor/References checks
(b) Personal types of Checks:
Some of which may require government approval
1. Criminal Records Verification
2. Character Checks etc
We have the capacity to provide efficient verification services to our numerous client whom we have provided HR consultancy services are available to render reference checks to you if you so wish.
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