Vetting is a process where the individuals right to work, employment history, academic credentials, criminal records, character, public financial records, licenses and certifications, credit reports, and social media profiles are checked to confirm validity and reliability. It is imperative that clear guidelines are set and best practices are observed.
By outsourcing your screening to First4freelancers, you can be confident that your pre-employment checks will be completed quickly, run smoothly and meet the necessary professional and regulatory standards/compliance. Take advantage of our services from the simplest of background checks to detailed pre-employment screening.
The vetting process allows employers to validate the information received from the candidate for validity and consistency. There are several reasons why you as an employer are required by law to vet your candidates:
These may very well vary between our clients depending on the parts of the journey you are looking to outsource to First4Freelancers. Below is a rough outline:
Initial on paper screening. This corresponds to the employer reading through the candidates resume to assess whether they are a good fit and have the right qualifications on paper.
Phone and video screening. After reading through the individuals resume we will conduct a brief phone call or video meeting with the candidate. This will allow us to assess the candidates suitability across a wide range of criteria including but not limited to education history, communication skills and personality.
In-person screening. We view this as an opportunity to learn more about an individual than we possibly could over a phone call. The aim is to understand more about their experiences and circumstances with additional considerations being given to their communication skills and academic achievements.
Background checks. This is when the legal fit of the candidate for the position in question is assessed. This will often include a criminal background check, unspent convictions, driving violations, health and education checks.
Reference checks. It is important to get feedback about an individual from the perspective of someone who has interacted with them in a professional capacity as this can help highlight inconsistencies and character flaws that would disqualify the person from being the right one for the position in question.