Employers: Why Conduct A Pre-Employment Screening?

That’s a great question, and there are many answers. Let’s start with this one: your employees are the voice of your company. They represent it, they make it work and they are part of it. So the decision to hire someone is of paramount importance. Not only do you have to choose the right candidates. You also need to make sure that they will not jeopardise the professionalism and image of your company. Hence the importance of a pre-employment survey.



Having the integrity of your future employees checked with a pre-employment survey is not superfluous. Especially when you consider that 80% of CVs contain at least one piece of incorrect information! That’s a four out of five chance that your “favourite” candidate has embellished his or her CV a little.


Pre-Employment Screening: A Double check

Firstly, the pre-employment survey will aim to validate or inform the content of the CV submitted by the candidate to the employer. It will also validate the information that was discussed in the interview. The candidate may have omitted important information (the famous “gaps” of a few years) or exaggerated others (some of his/her skills, for example). Many professionals lie about their qualifications or experience. It is easy for them to slip through a hiring process that lacks rigour. It is best to double check.



Of course, the pre-employment screening is an additional expense before you hire your final candidate. When you think about all the savings you’ll make by making sure you get it right the first time, you’ll see that it’s more of an investment. The tasks to be performed by the position to be filled will be handled efficiently and more quickly. Plus, you’ll save the time of other employees who have to train repeatedly when the hiring process has to start over. This will bring more stability to your company’s climate with respect to employee turnover. You will also ensure a safe and healthy work environment for your employees.

Risk Management

In addition to the inconvenience of having to go through the entire recruiting and hiring process again when a hired candidate proves problematic, one should not overlook the other risks that come with hiring someone with bad intentions. Whether we’re talking about internal theft or fraud, protecting your integrity and company reputation or litigation; these are nightmares you don’t want to be a part of! Better to do your due diligence and take the time to check out who you are about to offer a job and possibly many responsibilities to.

Screening By Professionals

You can minimise the risks of bad hires by conducting a professional pre-employment screening. In the end, it’s all about your ability to manage certain risks. Of course, not all jobs require the same level of screening. If you have thought about it, you are probably in a situation where it would be very useful. Trust the investigation and verification professionals at Securi-Check. Our investigators always act with the utmost confidentiality, in strict compliance with the law and according to the most rigorous ethics.


Contact Us



    Accredited agency to send electronic fingerprints to RCMP