Hiring procedures vary from company to company and finding the right person to fill a position can be difficult. Usually, the fist step is the application process. Many companies like Wal-Mart and Target require potential employees to apply on-line as opposed to in person. During the application process, the human resources manager in charge of hiring will review an individuals job application and resume. If this person likes what she sees on paper, the individual is asked to come in for an interview.
The next step is the interview process. Some companies require only one interview while others have prospective employees sit through two or three. The interview may be a group interview with other candidates or an individual one and could take up to two weeks to complete.
When it comes to hiring employees, what you see isn't always what you get. This is why individuals in charge of hiring take it upon themselves to check references and call former employers. Many employers even go as far as conducting background checks, drug testing and even credit checks. While it may seem odd for an employer to check a potential employees credit, it is becoming more and more common. Some employers believe if an employee cannot manage their own funds, then how can they be trusted with company funds.