How to Do a Simple Background Check on an EmployeeJudah Hirsch
Every company needs reliable and trouble-free employees. Kanken Mini This is essential in keeping the company running consistently and productively. Employees who jump from company to company, have a recurring history of crime, or those who misrepresent their records and achievements reek of trouble and should be avoided, so as not to cause the company a great headache. If only there was a way to rule out an applicant based on looks alone! (But no, it doesn’t work that way. And you shouldn’t discriminate people based on their tattoos, appearance, or style.) Here are ways of how to do a simple background check for employees in the Philippines: Reference Check The first step to any background check is by confirming the employee’s references. Here, the HR confirms if the employee really came from the former company which he claims to have previously worked in his resume. The recommendation letters are also taken into consideration. Fjällräven Kånken Rucksäcke Going a step further, it’s also a good practice for the HR to call the previous employers for any clarification, especially when faced with a sketchy or doubtful applicant. Kanken Big On the other hand, if the prospective employee is a fresh graduate, his college should also be verified. This could be by the simple act of perusing the records and paperwork that came with the applicant’s resume. This is quite important because it’s so easy to counterfeit school records nowadays. Fjallraven Kanken Kids Especially for positions requiring specialized skills, doing a reference check is an act of due diligence which ensures that the employee’s application is in order. Backround Check Proper The next step is to check if the employee has a criminal record, or if he has any pending case against him which would disqualify him from being employed. Unfortunately, the Philippines still does not have a centralized database for checking records online by name. Fjallraven Kanken mini As standard operating procedure therefore, local companies may require any of the following certificates in the process of hiring new employees: Police Clearance, NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) Clearance, or Barangay Clearance. The clearance certificate ensures that the person named therein is of good standing and is currently not wanted for any crime. It’s a good preventive measure and should provide a layer of assurance and peace of mind to the employer. Thankfully, employees can now apply for an NBI Clearance online! Head to http://clearance.nbi.gov.ph/ for more information on how to register. Conclusion In summary, Reference and Background Checks are good ways of checking the circumstances of the applicant before he is hired by the company.