7 Tips for Employers Navigating Remote Recruitment
June 17th, 2020
Hiring experts explain how companies should approach recruitment when employers and candidates are working remotely.
Verify Candidates’ Identities
Job applicants hiding a suspicious past or who want to commit a crime may try to enter a company under a false identity, says Taylor Liggett, general manager of Sterling Identity. Identity verification has always been important but is even more so now, as more companies are fully remote.
“Unfortunately, we recently had a conversation with a company that fell prey to exactly this scenario and lost thousands of dollars in electronic merchandise to a recent hire who came into the organization under an assumed identity,” Liggett says.
When hiring for his own team, he keeps an eye out for mismatches between candidate-provided information and data discovered during the background check or reference check. Someone’s reluctance to participate in identity verification can be a red flag in itself, he adds. Liggett advises involving several people in the recruitment process to learn different perspectives on a candidate being considered. This can help a hiring manager check any personal biases and mitigate any potentially clouded judgment.
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