The Cole Group History
In business since 1973 and located in Houston, Texas, The Cole Group provides assistance to applicants who are seeking a job, and to companies who seek the best possible applicant for that job. We work with and provide services to applicants and companies coast to coast.
Many companies who use The Cole Group are giants in their respective industries. However, the real backbone of its business is made up of the hundreds of small and medium sized companies who may not maintain a full time Security or "Human Resource" staff. Such companies find it cost effective to "outsource" this critically important function to The Cole Group.
Larger companies that do have HR professionals rely on The Cole Group to provide information not available from the many “data base” companies who have nothing to offer but “public records.”
In the 1970’s there was almost nothing an employer could do when considering an applicant other than to try and persuade former employers to say if the person was eligible for re-hire. For legal liability reasons most employers were, and still are, reluctant to provide very much useful information about their former employees.
To meet the need of employers for more useful information about their applicants -- and to meet the need of job applicants to be able to demonstrate their suitability for a job -- The Cole Group has developed and refined a screening system over the years that incorporates multiple functions and sources of information.
Often, if given the opportunity and urging, an applicant will tell the truth about their past -- the bad as well as the good -- when they learn that it is in their best interest to do so. They are made to understand that failure to be truthful will cause them to not get the job. The Cole Group interview process is so effective because it gives every applicant such an opportunity -- because no one, no applicant, is perfect, and no employer expects it. Call it psychological persuasion. Call it logic. The Cole Group has developed a unique ability to persuade applicants, for their own benefit, to “set the record straight” if they were untruthful when submitting an application.
From a modest start in the early 70’s, The Cole Group has grown to serve thousands of applicants every month coast-to-coast.
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