John Malloy, President of Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee, Featured in the Her Magazine, What You Need To Know About Background Checks

Plano, TX 9/22/2017

By Terri Williams

Background checks are an important part of the hiring process. A survey conducted by Harris Poll for CareerBuilder queried both employees and hiring managers/human resource managers to reveal several myths and misconceptions regarding background checks.

The survey found that 43% of companies have made a bad hire in the past because they didn’t conduct a background check – and now, 75% are committed to doing background checks.

John Malloy, president of the Sanford Rose Associates – Santee recruiting firm in South Carolina, cautions against putting too much stock in references from friends. “Does this reference really know the candidate and is the person a professional or social contact? I am only really interested in the business side.” Malloy also says he wants a reference who can provide information about the applicant’s work environment, and prefers current or former bosses. “I like to ask open ended questions like, ‘Tell me what the candidate was like when (fill in the blank)’ since these types of questions provide a wealth of information.”

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