Why are Pre-employment Tests necessary?

Pre-employment screening is the process of verifying information submitted by job candidates in their application. Screening is not a simple process but is necessary to know if employees can be trusted to handle financial assets of the company or capable of securing any confidential information.

In conducting pre-employment screenings of job applicants, employers usually do not take on the task themselves, but seek the services of an outsourced or otherwise third-party specialized for the task. there exist some government agencies that take on the task, but these are often reserved for applicants to departments like the FBIor Department of Transportation.

Among the most common forms of pre-employment screenings are Skills or Personality Tests, Criminal History Screening, Social Security Number Tracing, Credit History, Employment Verification, Education Verification, Supervisor/Reference Interviews and Drug Test. Other tests include Worker’s Compensation Claims History, Motor Vehicle Records Screening, and Sex Offender Registry Screening.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates employer investigations into the credit history, criminal or past employer of job applicants. Applicants’ consent and the contact information of the past records are sought by employers if they are used to screen out an applicant.

When it comes to pre-employment testing, contact the trusted individuals with WorkSTEPS. Call us today at (512) 617-4100 to inquire about our services.

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