Print employment applications
What to watch for when reviewing applications
Be sure all signatures are in place. Look for
the supervisor’s signature for a probationary employee. Be sure the employee
has given you an original signature by the time of the interview.
Avoid being influenced by personal information
listed on application.
Things to clarify with the candidate or during reference checks:
Look carefully for data that is missing,
incomplete or inconsistent. Watch for contradictions in responsibilities,
employment dates, skills, etc.
Gap or overlap in employment dates
Are there unexplained gaps in the employment
record? Verify these carefully.
Questionable reasons for leaving previous
is the person leaving their job? Were
they terminated, laid off, or is the reason too vague?