Every business goes through the process of hiring new employees whether for start-up personnel or filling a vacancy. In either case it is not always an easy procedure. The person who manages the hiring of employees has a grave responsibility to ensure the employee hired will be the right fit to enhance the organization’s growth and productivity.
Many variables are involved in the hiring process. The company representative must know the organization’s structure and policies and the requirements for the position available to effectively critique the abilities of each candidate interviewed. They must also have a good working understanding of the laws of the land concerning hiring residents and illegal aliens.
Verification of the eligibility to work in the United States must be obtained. Completion of Form 1-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be done and on file for every employee. Prospective employees should also provide a copy of their social security number. Managers in charge of hiring must also know the difference between social security number (SSN) and ITIN a number offered to aliens who are not allowed to work as identification for other tax purposes.
Once these preliminaries are completed and the candidate is selected the next step is checking references. This should not be rushed and everyone listed as a reference should be contacted. Professional references are really the best judge on whether or not the candidate is worthy of being hired. Managers should not hesistate to contact former employers. When the new employee comes on board it should be with the knowledge that the hiring process was thorough and that nothing was left to chance.