If you don’t run any type of business, where a lot of driving is required, should you still run a check on the driving record of potential employees? Is there anything about a potential employee that might be learned from their driving habits? If you’re serious about the integrity of your employees, avoid hiring mistakes, check the records.
Potential Employees And Their Driving Records
As an employer, why bother going through the hassle of checking out a potential employee’s driving record? Try these on for size:
? In the first place, it’s not a hassle at all. And that’s why you want to check it out. Because it’s so very easy and there is so much that can be learned by doing so.
? Consider a drivers license check part of your standard screening process. People change when they get behind the wheel, it’s a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean that who they are behind the wheel is someone completely and totally foreign to them. Behavioral issues might be discovered through a driving record.
? Are you insured? If any kind of driving is going to be taking place at all you are going to want to make sure that the person you hire is insurable. You will need to run this driving report by your company’s insurance company to make sure that they feel the employee is an insurable one. The powers that be, that have invested in your business, will be thankful. You certainly don’t want to hire a liability.
So Tell Me All about Your Self
This is where you can check your possible hire’s accuracy and truthfulness. You can ask them in the interviewing process what their driving record looks like. You would of course follow that up by obtaining their driving record and checking for yourself. Bringing up any discrepancies will allow you to watch your possible hire explain those discrepancies. Alternate personalities aside, people that don’t take the responsibility of driving seriously may not be able to take their work seriously either. And if you’re possible employee has more than one DUI you might start to wonder whether or not you are speaking to an alcoholic. Everybody makes mistakes, but the same mistake repeated is not a mistake any longer. A DUI, unless very old, will probably have a very large impact on your liability and your company’s automobile insurance as well. If an employee has recently relocated from a different state you would be well served by checking their driving record in their former state as well.
With all the possibilities for screening options, this is of course only one of them. But it could be an important one if it assists you in determining whether or not an employee is going to fill the bill in ways other than just qualifications and know-how. As we all know, there is more to holding down a job than simply knowing how to do the job.