Why is there a need for professional reference screening
next person you hire or rent could be the reasons for
your (company's) success or failure. Knowing an employee's
or tenant's background can be the best indicator of
their future performance. Most companies' hiring practices
continue to focus on traditional screening techniques
such as applications, resumes, references, and interviews.
Employers and landlords are finding their ability to
gather information severely restricted. The most reliable
and practical solution is to retain a professional reference
screening service. Failure to do so can result in legal
risks, a damaged reputation, and financial loss. Reference
check is an effective risk management tool that has
been proven to significantly reduce the risk of a bad
Are there any serious risks in not checking the background
of a potential employee or tenant?
are plenty of serious risks such as employee theft,
crook, falsified application, workplace violence and
negligent hiring liability. The new evidence of ˇ§negligent
hiringˇ¨ dictates that some facts in an employee's
background should eliminate them from consideration
for a given position.
What should I look for in selecting a professional
The first two things to look for in
selecting a screening service are credibility and professionalism.
Any screening service you consider should have access
to and be able to understand a wide variety of data
sources. A screening service needs to be able to conduct
a check in a timely manner while adhering fully to Personal
Data (Privacy) Ordinance. A professional screening service
will also have expertise to act as a consultant for
you and will be able to advise you on the proper use
of the information contained in your report.
How long does it take to get Reports?
Your reports will be ready as quick
as in 4 hours or less depending on the type of reports
Can I be sure the applicant's rights, as well as my
rights as an employer or landlords are protected?
Yes, retrieving the reports with applicant's
written permission conforms to applicable regulations.
Reference check is not an invasion of privacy and a
sign of mistrust. A reference check is not only for
the benefit of the company as a sound business practice,
but also for the benefit of all employees (i.e. quality
teamwork and increase productivity).
What positions and when should be checked?
In fact, most positions should be checked
before making hiring or renting decisions. Some employers
limit pre-employment check to management and executive positions, professional
position i.e. accountant, position of financial trust
i.e. banking staff or to positions that have access
to cash, assets, a company credit card or confidential
information. There should also perform check to employees
who are promoted to a new position for added responsibilities
or annual employee audit program.
How can I order a report?
You simply fill in the Order Form and
Client Applicant Form (for one time) together with copy
of Business Registration for the first order. A signed
applicant's Authorization for Release of Information
Form and relevant forms are required in front of our
company's representative. Returned reports will be
faxed to your secured area.