Pre-screening or pre-employment screening is the process of verifying or screening a candidate’s background by confirming his/her past information. It also involves screening them for drugs or bad behavior. It helps employers in filtering the candidates and eliminating non-suitable candidates. Efficient hiring increases the productivity of organizations whereas hiring the wrong people brings negative adverse effects and a bad impact on the company’s image. There are several pre-screening and screening test tools available in the market that are specially designed for an effective hiring process.

Pre-screening is also defined as the process when recruiters screen candidate’s profiles before proceeding further to any company. They also provide added-value prescreening such as background checks or drug screens, based on the requirements of their client companies.