pre-employment and hiring support
Pre-Employment Guidelines Manual
The Human Resources Consortium offers a comprehensive, resource rich employment guideline manuals. Over the years, the HRC has continuously updated this manual to include the most current and accurate interviewing techniques, hiring and employment practices. The Manual also serves as a powerful resource tool for the hiring manager, employer, executive, department manager or recruiter for screening, interviewing and making hiring decisions.
The manual includes, but not limited to, the following resources:
- Hiring process flow-chart
- Interviewing techniques
- Sample interview questions
- Supplemental interview questionnaire
- Sample conditional offer of employment letter
- Conducting employment verifications
- Conducting background checks
- Employment forms and publications
- Pack of 25 employment applications
Pre-Screening and Interviewing
The HRC can assist in taking the guess work out of selecting qualified applicants through the pre-screening of résumés and employment applications.
Based on the essential functions of the job, the HRC reviews applicant submissions for qualifications, skills, knowledge and abilities. Qualified applicants are then forwarded to the employer for their review.
In addition to the pre-screening process, the HRC can further assist employers with the conducting of an initial interview. This service includes the drafting of appropriate and compliant interview questions based on the job, scheduling, and conducting of the actual interview with a qualified applicant. The HRC documents the interview and submits its results to the employer for further review.
With increased monitoring by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concerning the conducting of background checks, employers need to be ever more vigilant on compliance. The HRC can assist employers with this sensitive task by ensuring appropriate consent and authorization forms are provided to employees, including any necessary disclaimers.
Furthermore, the HRC can ensure that employers comply with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when a third-party consumer background check or report is obtained and/or if an adverse employment decision is made based on the consumer report.
The HRC provides the following services:
- Employment background checks
- Criminal background checks (National, State and Local/County)
- Applicant reference checks
- Education background checks
The HRC is an E-Verify Employer Agent with the federal Department of Homeland Security. As an E-Verify Employer Agent, the HRC can assist with the confirmation of employment eligibility of new hires.
"E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility." - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This service will require an employer to provide written authorization to the HRC before new hires can be reviewed through E-Verify. Employers who do not have the staff or the time to complete the Form I-9 or verify employment eligibility of new hires may find it helpful to outsource this service to the HRC.
Post Hiring Services
Once a job offer is presented and accepted by a successful candidate, there are a number of other essential tasks that need to be considered.
The HRC can provide invaluable and time-saving assistance to employers with the following post-hiring tasks:
- New hire orientations
- Assembling of personnel files
- Review and Processing of Form I-9s
- New Hire Reporting
- Employee fit and socialization assistance
- Background checks (see "background checks" above)