It used to be employers conducted any background checks as well as aptitude and psychological testing. But now more employers are shifting responsibility to the headhunters.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011
Corra Group has expanded its efforts to assist headhunters with their employment screening efforts now that employers are tasking them with background checks. Increasingly, clients are passing onto staffing services responsibility for background checking in the final stages of the recruiting process.
"This is a new trend in recruiting and staffing," noted Gordon Basichis, Co-Founder of Corra Group. "It used to be employers conducted any background checks as well as aptitude and psychological testing. But now more employers are shifting responsibility to the headhunters."
"Often this is a matter of convenience," said Basichis. "The employer is pressed for time and short on staff and wants the new employee vetted for any history of criminal and civil records as well as any discrepancies in education and employment claims. Some headhunters are able to invoice their client for the background checks. Some employers are compelling headhunters to absorb the cost as part of the placement commission. It's a change in the paradigm."
Corra Group has developed special employment screening packages for executive headhunters. The Corner Office and Fast Track Packages are designed as comprehensive background checks for middle managers and senior executives. These packages review federal and county civil and criminal records, education and employment verification. They include Motor Vehicle Driving Records (MVRs).
"Recruiters should use some caution when regarding a candidate's background," said Nick Gustavson, Corra Group Co-Founder. "We find more candidates are fibbing on their resumes. We see an increased number of bogus college diploma claims and holes in employment history.
"Candidates will say they graduated from a certain university and we find that they were only there for a couple of years," said Gustavson. Or they claim a significant position with a major company, and we found nothing to verify that they ever even worked there."
Corra Group encourages headhunters to ask any questions to determine which employment screening package will fulfill their client's requirements. Headhunters and recruiters are always free to ask for help with intepreting the finished background report.
BACKGROUND: Corra Group specializes in employment screening and corporate research and investigation. It offers the full range of background checks and business research to industries throughout the United States and around the world.