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What is a good strategy to reduce time of position not filled with extensive background checks

Anonymous - Jul 17, 2017
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How many people can be selected and offered a position based on successfully completing the next phase of the hiring process? Many of our positions must go through a long background check (6-12 months) and then at times people do not make it through that part of the process. If we have for example a position can we select 3 candidates from that one posting and offer the job based on successfully completing the background review? The first candidate that is successful begins in that position. As the others clear they are offered the same job but possibly a different shift time. Is this compliant? Do the other candidates have to formally apply to the other shifts or are they considered internal transfers?
To wait for one person who falls out in month 8 of the background check to start again creates a tremendous deficiency in people actually staffing open positions.

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