The Importance of Education Verification to Mitigate the Risk of Wrong Hiring

One of the requirements of a resume is to inform a potential employer of the candidate’s educational qualifications. The information is important because it helps the employer know if the candidate has the right credentials for the job. But, can we always take a resume at face value? With competition for good jobs being so high, it is not uncommon for desperate candidates to display false information about degrees that they don’t actually possess. In fact, entire scams have developed around the fake degree racket with individuals, for a small price, being able to buy certificates for courses they never actually took. As per an article in the Times of India published a few months ago, in Hyderabad alone there are three to four reported cases a month of fake certificates being produced. There have been far too many incidents where candidates have provided false education credentials, reinforcing the need for education verification of candidates.


Why companies need to conduct an Employees Education Check

As stated earlier, it is not hard for employment candidates to produce fake certificates. If companies go by these certificates and don’t conduct education verification checks, they are putting themselves at risk. There are several reasons why a candidate could produce fake certificates and fail an education check. Ranging from less to more serious, these include: – Has tried but been unsuccessful in passing exams. – Desperate to get a job. – Has a criminal record and wants to hide actual identity. – Is actively trying to scam the company/ fellow employees/ customers. All of these reasons make a candidate less than ideal for hiring. An education check will help identify these candidates who do not meet the company’s standards. On the other hand, hiring an employee without an education check could prove disastrous for a business.


How can Education Verification help mitigate risks?

Another article in First Post states how 4,000 students of an Indira Gandhi National Open University center, received fake certificates without attending class or giving any exams. With the menace so rampant it is imperative that all companies conduct employee education checks. When you do an employees education check, you get to verify the following: – If the institute that the certificate is from actually exists. – If the institute has been linked to a fake degree scam in the past. – If the candidate was enrolled with the institute that is stated on the resume. – If the candidate is qualified for the applied job. – If the candidates have the right knowledge and skills for the job. Any discrepancies that arise during an education verification of a potential candidate can prompt further digging into that person’s past. If the person is found to have a criminal past or has assumed a false identity, then companies can reject that applicant. Rejecting an applicant with a dubious resume right at the start can save the company a lot of time, money, embarrassment and possibly even lawsuits. An education check is both useful and necessary.


AuthBridge for Employees Education Check

AuthBridge conducts education background checks for companies. When you decide to outsource the education verification services to AuthBridge, you can save time and effort. With all the required infrastructure in place, outsourcing education checks to AuthBridge can prove to be cost-effective for organizations. With our advanced service capability, we can conduct education verification of employees in a short amount of time giving you the relevant and reliable data that you require to make the right hiring decisions.


Significance of Police Verification while Hiring Blue-Collar Staff

Blue-collar jobs are most of the times sought after by those with less educational qualifications or lower economic backgrounds. Unfortunately, the situation of these individuals is conducive to getting involved in crime. From petty theft out of sheer desperation, to joining a gang due to peer pressure, many blue-collar employees can be found to have criminal records. These records can be found during a criminal record check or police database check. In a day and age where competition is high, and jobs can sometimes be scarce, it is not uncommon for people to try and hide unfavorable records from their pasts. People could hide records of a criminal past, either to get a job or to out rightly con a company and its customers. To avoid putting your business, employees and customers at risk, a Police verification of every new hire should be conducted.


Why a Police Record Check is important

Just last month there was a report in the Tribune about a six-year-old girl allegedly being sexually abused by a driver hired by her school. No one wants something like this to happen to their own or someone else’s child. A police database check of the driver before hiring him might have thrown up results of a criminal past that could have prevented him from being hired and the incident from taking place. Similarly, with domestic helps, personal chauffeurs, factory employees and so on, you need to be absolutely sure if the person you are hiring doesn’t have a criminal past. Without conducting a police verification, you can’t even be sure if the person you are hiring is who they say they are let alone if they have a police record. Crime rates are increasing, and further digging will show that a police record check could have prevented at least some of these incidents. When you conduct a police database check you can verify the identity of the individual, whether or not they have a past record or a case filed against them, and also what was the nature of the crime. Several details can be obtained from a police record check. A report in The Hindu shed light on a criminal racket involving a woman posing as a domestic help and then absconding with Rs.20,000/- to 25,000/- which were eventually received by her cronies. A Police verification would have revealed that the woman in question or her ‘agent’ were not who they said they were. In fact, running their pictures through a police database check might have actually revealed records of past crimes committed by them.


How AuthBridge can help

Using state of the art technology and algorithms created specifically for the purpose, AuthBridge can conduct a police verification by: – Conducting a litigation database check. – Police database check. – Court record check. – Criminal database check. – Identity verification through a police record check. AuthBridge takes the pressure off companies of conducting a police verification on potential employees on their own. Our quick and accurate police record check services will have a complete report ready for you quickly and efficiently to help you make important hiring decisions. A police verification can help you rest easy knowing that you made the right decision.

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