Before making the decision to hire a candidate for employment, always:
- Have the candidate sign an authorization form for obtaining a background check, including:
- Criminal History Reports
- Credit reports
- Speak with the potential employee’s previous employer, and request that they personally
- Confirm facts on the candidate’s application
- Ask about the reason for the candidate’s termination
- Assess the candidate’s ability to work with others
- Number of absences
- Job titles and duties
- Performance levels
- Ask open-ended questions such as: “If you had the opportunity, would you hire them back?”
- Check references
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 28 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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