Barada Associates Experiences Strong Demand for Screening Services as Job Market Improves; Employers Making More Thorough Effort to Check Credentials of Candidates

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Barada Associates, Indiana’s premier provider of background screening and reference checking, today announced that it has seen a significant up-trend in business in 2012, especially in those areas of candidate screening that delve into performance-related attributes.

Firms forced to lay off personnel during the economic downturn recognized that there could be real yet intangible differences between employees who shared similar skillsets," says Will Barada, President of Barada Associates.

Barada Associates, Indiana’s premier provider of background screening and reference checking, today announced that it has seen a significant up-trend in business in 2012, especially in those areas of candidate screening that delve into performance-related attributes. Barada Associates believes this surge shows that as employers increase their hiring, they are emphasizing not only how well a candidate meets the criteria of a position, but also how they suit the corporate culture, ethics and business mentality of the firm.

“Employers are engaging with the hiring process more cautiously this time around,” says Will Barada, President of Barada Associates. “Firms forced to lay off personnel during the economic downturn recognized that there could be real yet intangible differences between employees who shared similar skillsets. As they begin hiring again, they are seeking performance-based evaluations that help them match candidates to their company, not just to their job opening.

Although Barada Associates has always offered employment verifications and background checks, one unique aspect of its service is the detailed reference interviews its screening professionals conduct. These interviews delve beneath the surface of commonly asked questions to explore the underlying nature and personality of the candidate in question—how well he or she excelled at leading special projects, for example, or in surmounting unexpected challenges. Armed with this information, prospective employers are able to accelerate the on-boarding process for new hires, assigning them to projects that will inspire them to succeed at their new position.

“It has been extremely rewarding for us to see this new appreciation and demand for reports on the subtle nuances of a candidate’s performance record,” says Barada. “Obviously, it’s been a boom to our bottom line, but it also shows us that companies have gained a new appreciation of the depth of information they can use when making a final decision.”

About Barada Associates
Founded by Paul W. Barada in 1979, Barada Associates was one of the first employment screening businesses. Today, Barada Associates provides reference reports, employment verifications and background checks to employers nationwide. Our professional reports and thorough research give our clients a clear hiring advantage. Barada Associates remains headquartered in its original building in Rushville, Indiana. For more information, visit http://www.baradainc.com.

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