Talent Acquisition: Stop saying “I think” and start saying “I know”

May 2, 2018 Stacy Caponetti

Talent Acquisition: Stop saying "I think" and start saying "I know"

Recruiting is evolving, and employers are hard-pressed to beat out the competition for top talent.  In just a few days, hundreds of recruiting and talent acquisition professionals will gather in Nashville, TN at the upcoming 2018 RecruitCon Conference to talk shop about the tools and tactics they can use to help sharpen their talent acquisition efforts. With such a steep competition, one of the most pressing topics you may hear discussed at this year’s industry event is examining how employers can improve their efforts in identifying quality candidates – easier and faster. As you know, finding the right person for a position is not a cakewalk, and it can take a significant amount of time and resources.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could stop saying “I think” and start saying “I know” when it comes to identifying quality candidates? Employers are often relying on the complete honesty of applicants to help determine whether an applicant moves forward in the selection process. Of course, it would be awesome if everyone was completely honest and you knew without a doubt that each resume you received was 100% truthful. Sadly, deception isn’t uncommon, and many people will exaggerate, omit information, or bend the truth. You could be putting yourself at risk of lost time and being fooled into thinking you have found your ideal applicants if you are relying solely on self-reported information.

So, how do you know when you should take the information on a candidate’s job application at face value? The answer is you don’t. Confirming an applicant’s past work experience is one of the most important things you can do in talent acquisition to help increase your odds of moving a qualified, experienced applicant further down the selection process. Isn’t it time you know from the start whether you are wasting your time and resources on an applicant that doesn’t have the experience they claim? Using pre-employment verifications from Equifax is a quick and painless way to get authentic and up-to-date employment history data so you can make informed hiring decisions.

We look forward to speaking with you at this year’s RecruitCon event!  We hope you stop by the Equifax booth to learn more about our pre-employment verification services and take a spin at our prize wheel! If you are interested in learning more or like to schedule a time to meet, please contact us at workforce@equifax.com.

Don’t miss the chance watch our recent webinar on-demand:

A Simple Way to Identify Quality Hires and Avoid the Bad Hire
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