Our Criteria for Hiring
In addition to a thorough on-site interview with an experienced Dawson recruiter, Dawson provides complete screening of our candidates before they are placed on an assignment.
We use the following Core Associate Screening tools before candidates are submitted for temporary, temp-to-hire, or contractual assignments:
National Criminal Background Check
This multi-jurisdictional search of state and country criminal records databases produces instant results, and includes access to more than 133 million records across the United States, including the Ohio Department of Corrections. (Not all states and jurisdictions report to this database, and it notes convictions only). Nationwide, Web-based database search.
Social Security Verification and Address Manager
This search verifies social security number and details the residences where an individual has lived for the past 7 – 10 years. Includes “Also Known As” information, including maiden names, associated Social Security numbers, etc.; and further details movement patterns through credit card and other financial activity. Nationwide, Web-based database search.
Multi-State Sexual Offender Search
This search database contains currently registered violent and sex offenders with felony conviction records in 49 states, with most states providing quarterly updates. Web-based database search.
5 Panel Drug Screen
This screen tests for marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, morphine, and PCP. More extensive 10-panel test is available upon request. On site urinalysis.
Fingerprinting – Deterrent
A ten finger test is performed for Dawson Works associates only.
Computerized Skill Testing
Validated skills testing, with over 800 available assessments, including:
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
- Typing tests
- Customer service assessments
- Writing samples
- Bilingual writing tests
- Math skills
- Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
Dawson can perform additional screenings for additional cost per request. Contact your Account Representative for more information.