Hiring Sight Unseen

I know many of you are doing it this days…hiring sight unseen.  Getting your resumes and job applicants from electronic applicant systems with keyword skill searches?  If you do, you have a potential security breach.  If you don’t have a security department and/or located in the same city as the person you are hiring, how can you be sure you are hiring the owner of the identity information listed on the application.

If the applicant is sending you ID copies through fax and scans, how do you the same person is the one showing up for work?  Who’s checking the ID matches to the person physically?  My guess is many of you may be “trusting” those anonymous candidates on the internet and hoping they are not using false identities or swapping ID with their criminal-free cousins.  If you read this statement and then sleep on it and start to be concerned, you should be using our full service background investigation company instead of one of our fully “automated” competitors.  We anticipate candidate deception and help keep those using false Identities from passing our backgrounds by flagging concerns and asking key questions before criminal research starts.


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