Notify applicants through your classified ads that you do background investigations and/or conduct drug testing.
Consequently, many undesirables will not apply.
Post a notice where application packets are distributed to alert applicants that you do background investigations
and/or conduct drug testing. Many undesirables will not return application documents or, better yet, not bother to
pick up application packets only to waste them.
Have applicants complete background investigation consent forms along with their applications prior to
conducting interviews and those with something to hide will most likely not return these documents.
Have applicants complete background investigation consent forms prior to extending job offers, but not at the
same time that they complete applications. Then, compare the two documents to ensure that applicants haven’t
indicated a criminal conviction on one form but not on the other.
CI recommends that all clients implement one or more of the strategies listed above to deter undesirable applicants.
Paring down your applicant pool will save you both time and money.
DATE: July 2004 - Deterrent Strategies For Undesirable Applicants