Lies and Dollar Signs: HR Nightmares Revealed

Posted by Aoife Gorey Do you screen employees prior to hiring them? Do you know how expensive it can be to replace a salaried employee? Have you ever caught a candidate lying on their resume?? These scenarios happen more than you may think, and can result in costly consequences for organizations.

Employee theft can come in many forms, not just money and property. Employee theft can take more subtle forms such as wasting time, taking unauthorized time off, Internet surfing, or punching a time clock for another employee. Pre-employment screening tools can really help you avoid these common and costly HR nightmares. Some tips to deal with common HR nightmares:

Simplify the interview Even the most experienced interviewer can be unsure of the most appropriate questions to ask candidates. SmartMoves offers pre-employment assessments designed to help an employer best match candidates to positions. Once a candidate submits their answers to the SmartMoves online assessment, the employer is provided with a detailed, Department of Labor-approved set of recommended interview questions to ask the candidate.

Screen your employees It would be naive of you as a hiring manager to trust that all the information you have received from a prospect is genuine and legitimate. The tools used by organizations to screen employees are a critical step in hiring the most effective and talented individuals. The above statistics speak for themselves.

Look beyond the resume Once you have determined a prospective employee's morals, honesty, and work ethic, it's time to make sure that you hire a person that fits your company culture. A hard working, loyal employee will be more productive if he or she fits your company well.

Avoid bad risks The interviewing process can be a legal and practical nightmare if not approached carefully. A seemingly innocuous interview question may actually be inappropriate or even illegal, and may culminate in a costly discrimination lawsuit. These situations can easily be avoided by using appropriate job interview questions. To protect your company and minimize risk, SmartMoves offers a two-step system to ensure that you minimize the risk of making a bad hire. Learn more about pre-screening employees.

For more information visit www.smartmovesinc.com or contact us at 800.700.6507 with any questions.