Specialist logistics recruitment consultants Bis Henderson, appreciate just how crucial the candidate verification process is in order to ensure no costly errors are made when selecting a new employee. Dishonesty or poor performance have the potential to adversely affect not only the internal stability of the whole operation but also may also have long-term implications with the client/supplier relationship.
A bad decision at the hiring stage can be extremely costly both in lost revenue and company reputation.
With competition running high in the supply chain and logistics sector for acquiring the top talent, it would be tempting to make a hasty decision when recruiting staff without taking additional time to carry out full background and security checks. Bis Henderson’s recruitment team are adept at detecting questionable facts in the candidate’s CV and give this high priority during the recruiting process.
Employment history can often be enhanced in an attempt to conceal gaps or to make the level of experience appear more impressive. With the popularity of social media, especially the business network LinkedIn, profiles and work history can easily be cross-checked against the submitted CV for any inconsistencies.
Other social media sites are a valuable source for an insight into the candidate’s lifestyle, where candid comments will indicate whether their free time may impact negatively on work performance. If there are no apparent disparities within the CV it is still imperative to identify any false claims during the face to face interview.
If the written statements are true, the applicant should have no hesitation when discussing past experience and qualifications when quizzed by the interviewer. Bis Henderson always ensure that the candidate verification process is reinforced with thorough background checks, including references from previous employers and compliance with any legal obligations where required, without breaking client confidentiality.
Mindful that employers may not have the time or budget to carry out the essential security checks, Bis Henderson will use their expertise and wealth of experience to ensure that no second-rate or dishonest candidates slip through the net.