Executing a strong pre-employment screening strategy can save your company a lot of money and time. And while a sound, legally defensible process for conducting background checks and reference checks should be a part of any screening protocol, many companies forget the first, most affordable step:
Use pre-employment screening questions on your job application.
Answers to screening questions automatically tell you whether job candidates meet your minimum basic qualifications. And thankfully, talent acquisition software makes it easy to attach these important questions to your application, while also allowing you to filter results so that you’re only viewing the candidates that make the grade. But before you can reap the benefits of smart screening questions, you have to write them effectively.
Below, I offer five tips to improve your online screening questions and qualify job candidates.