- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On March 11, 2012
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- applicant hiring system, automated reference, automated reference checking, online recruiting
In a competitive job market, some applicants tend to lie about their past performances. Certainly, 80 percent of resumes are likely bragged or exaggerated especially in the space provided for prior trainings. And, because of this, a lot of applicants can breeze through even the second interview. Good thing that there’s a solution to catch these applicants from working in your company and that is by performing an automated reference check as early as when the applicant applies to your organization.
In conducting reference checking, actual conversations with past managers of a group of five finalists could take days actually getting someone on the phone. A solution was needed to allow for employment screening to happen in a much more efficient way. Based on this need is where Vidreferencing was born.
In order to get quality hires, you need to ferret out the characters of the applicants based on the referenced employers, including their strengths and weaknesses; you should not limit your analysis to just background checking. There is a great distinction between mere background checking and reference checking. A mere background checking would mean that you are only confirming that your candidate isn’t lying about his criminal records, credit standing, medical, and educational qualifications.
Careful reference checking, on the other hand, goes beyond that. It is through this that you will discover if the candidate can actually do all he claims to be able to do. If references are enthusiastic in their report, you will find out about a candidate’s past performances ranging from his quality of work to his habits in the workplace and yet this took your time.
There is a saying that goes that past performance is one of the strongest predictors of future performance. Do you believe that?
In that case, HR personnel must gather all usable information about the applicants, most especially their past performances, because this can become an asset during their stay in your company.