Identity checking is a proactive way to streamline the hiring process and mitigate future issues as a result of falsified information or incorrect data collection. Here are two simple steps that empower temporary staffing agencies to optimize their time and resources with identity verification.
First, Gather Information
Begin your hiring process by gathering some basic yet important data from your prospective employee. Be sure to do this first, before your initial interview.
- Name – first, last, and middle as well as any other names they have used
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Most Current Address – or a place they receive mail, if homeless
Second, Choose a Research Platform
After you have gathered the information, find a safe and reliable way to conduct your verification. Fortunately, there are many avenues available to you. A quick search will reveal your options, from private companies to government agencies, all designed to help you find the information you are seeking.
Your decision to hire a prospective employee will now be further informed by their identity verification report. If you encounter discrepancies in the information, identity theft could be the cause. However, a simple data entry mistake might be to blame, so don’t jump to conclusions. Utilizing this hiring tool can play an important role in stopping identity theft and will save your staffing agency time, energy and resources.