Employers are actively looking to hire as quickly as possible to sustain momentum in today’s job market. Still, potential candidates are looking to be hired as soon as possible to ensure stability and secure an income. This competitiveness can often mean potential candidates portray themselves as more qualified or experienced than they are in the required field in order to secure a job.
With this in mind having a sound vetting process to properly check potential employees is incredibly important to businesses in the hiring process to ensure they get the best, most qualified, and verified employee possible. If there is no vetting process in place, it can often cost the business more money in what we call “bad hires.” Bad hires are often people who might interview well, and you can almost be sure they are the perfect person for the job. Still, you may realise they are not adequately skilled or experienced enough in their position a month later. You might need to hire another person to fulfil their job or replace them, costing your business more time and money.
To avoid this, businesses turn to experienced labour brokers like MASA, who follow strict vetting processes to ensure they source and hire the right candidates.
What is labour brokering?
Labour brokering is a growing industry, with increasing demand for labour workers in many different fields. Labour brokering is a term for a form of outsourcing practice in which companies contract labour brokers to provide them with casual labour.
Labour brokers are different from recruitment agencies in that labour brokers handle almost all aspects of the worker’s employment (including interviews, recruitment, HR, admin, payroll, transport, etc.). In contrast, recruitment agencies are only responsible for sourcing candidates for employment. In essence, rather than a company hiring a worker, it partners with a labour broker who employs the worker instead.
Labour brokers follow rigorous vetting processes to ensure the business gets the correct, experienced and skilled labour they are looking for. Having a vetting process is incredibly important for a company in its hiring process.
What exactly is “expert vetting”?
Expert vetting involves having trained professionals review the qualifications and experience of potential hires to make sure that they meet all requirements for the position. This process helps businesses avoid issues like poor quality work, costly mistakes, and even legal problems resulting from an unqualified worker who injures themselves or others on the job.
Vital steps of the vetting process
Labour brokers generally move through several essential vetting procedures that can differ slightly between industries and how an employer prefers to carry out their candidate vetting process. Here are a few of the most critical aspects of the vetting process:
Initial applicant screening
One of the main steps in the vetting process is when labour brokers screen through applications, resumes and cover letters. Typically, they move through this step quickly, using resumes and job applications to check that applicants followed their application instructions, have the required qualifications for the job and seem like they’d be a good match. Once they move through this step, they may schedule a phone screen or interview before an in-person interview to better gather information about you.
Phone and video screening
The screening phase of the vetting process can involve several different approaches, depending on the labour broker and the nature of the business they are seeking workers for. For instance, with sales and marketing, they may schedule a phone interview as a way to converse with you, ask questions about your work history and get a better idea of your personality and ability to communicate. You might also encounter questions about your educational background, specific credentials and other details that give employers an idea of who you are and how you would fit in the role.
The most well-known aspect of the vetting process is the in-person interview. You might interview in a range of different styles, such as a group interview or a one-on-one interview. Still, the goal is the same: for the employer to meet candidates in person to get to know them. Employers should see a candidate’s personality, ask job-specific questions that allow them to understand what they’d bring to the company and ultimately see whether the candidate will be a match for the job. Interviews also often are the determining factors of an employer’s hiring decisions.
Thorough background checks are a common occurrence in the vetting process. Many industries require at least the most basic background check to ensure candidates don’t have a criminal record. However, higher-level background checks are necessary for some government, education and security jobs.
Looking for expert labour brokers that follow an effective vetting process?
MASA is one company that specialises in providing expert labour brokering and vetting services. Their rigorous vetting process includes verifying applicants’ credentials and references, checking for disciplinary issues or criminal history, and testing job-specific skills. This ensures that businesses who use MASA’s services can be confident they hire the best possible candidates for their needs.
The expert vetting process provided by MASA is just one example of how businesses can benefit from using skilled professionals to screen potential hires. Implementing this process into your own business’s hiring practices can help you avoid many common problems and ensure that you bring only the most qualified workers on board.
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