When to Pull a Job Offer Away from a Candidate

When to Pull a Job Offer Away from a Candidate

According to Crimescreen.com, 51% of employment, education, and/or credential reference checks revealed a difference of information between what the applicant provided and the source reported.  In certain cases, the employer must make the difficult decision to rescind the job offer.

Here are a few scenarios, where you should consider rescinding an offer.

  • When a candidate falsifies their resume or company job application. 49% of the 3,100 hiring managers surveyed had caught a job applicant fabricating some part of his/her resume according to CareerBuilder.com.  Many companies do not take the time to research past dates of employment, salaries and position titles.  Checking references and researching past positions held by the applicant are great ways to check this information.  Background check companies will complete this for a small fee.
  • References are unresponsive or give you very brief non-descriptive answers to reference questions. Many employers are hesitant to give bad references for legal reasons.   However, sometimes, it is just as important what a supervisor doesn’t say.  We listen very carefully to the tone of the reference when taking the reference down.  We also ask to speak to past supervisors that are not listed on a reference sheet.  Paying close attention to these references could avoid a costly miss hire.
  • An employee says an inappropriate comment that violates policy during an orientation. Rescinding an offer before the employee starts could avoid a big lawsuit down the road.
  • Failure of a criminal background check. For many companies, this is obvious.  However, many recruiting firms and individual companies do not conduct criminal background checks on their applicants. According to Crimescreen.com, there are 6 million threats of violence each year.  There is often gray area in the results of criminal background checks and it is essential that you have excellent professional advice to ensure compliance.

For ideas and advice about you hiring process, call Bradley Staffing Group

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