Technological Advancements and Their Advantages in White-Collar Employee Screening

White-collar employees are an integral part of any organisation. With the boom in technology over the years, all employee screenings have had a paradigm shift from a more human-centric approach towards automation and artificial intelligence. In this blog, we will discuss technological advancements and their advantages over the traditional ways of conducting employee screening. Giving reasons and explanations as to how technological advancements have eased out these processes by making them cost-effective, efficient, and less time-consuming.

Address Verification

Address verification is an important procedure to follow before onboarding employees. Traditionally, companies would hire agencies or third-party vendors to go visit the employees at their homes and confirm their address.

Shortcomings of Traditional Method:

The amount of time, money, and manpower involved would not only make the entire process tedious but would also leave room for error. India being a diverse country, it gets difficult for companies to get in touch with third-party vendors in various states to help them with the screening process. Moreover, one could never be sure if the process was completed and all necessary steps were followed.

Our Tech Innovation:

Our Digital Address verification solution allows employers to complete the address check of their employees from the comfort of their homes, with minimal paperwork. Moreover, it eliminates any middlemen and reduces the TAT from days to under 10 mins using technologies like Geo-tagging and liveness detection.

Education check

Organisations make it a point to check whether the employee has graduated from the institutes they claim as a lot of individuals use fake certificates in the resume to catch the eye of the recruiter. Traditionally, companies would usually have to hire third-party vendors or start a communication channel with the university themselves.

Shortcomings of Traditional Method:

Let’s face it, it isn’t an easy task to communicate with universities. Furthermore, hiring a third party for physical verification could get tedious due to multiple follow-ups, delays, and inefficiencies in the process. It would be unfair for companies to invest so much time, effort, and money and still never be completely satisfied.

Our Tech Innovation:

Over the years, AuthBridge has created a repository of almost 60,000 universities and institutes across the country. Every year, data from these institutions is updated and made accessible to our clients through data mining and proprietary search algorithms. The verifier needs to initiate a case with AuthBridge to get a detailed database-driven report highlighting any discrepancies. This not only saves costs but also eliminates the ambiguity occurring with the involvement of middlemen.

Criminal Check

No organisation would want to hire individuals involved in any criminal activity. It would not only defame the company name but is also a freeway for a criminal to cause nuisance under the company’s name.

Shortcomings of Traditional Method:

In a country with 137 crore people, it gets a little difficult to track the history of any individual to check their involvement in dubious activities. Companies would either not emphasize criminal checks or would invest in a process that would be heavily facilitated by manpower and would require corporation from the police who do take their due course of time.

Technological Intervention:

Vault, by AuthBridge, is a proprietary database of negative and criminal records. It combines the power of AI and deep search algorithms to search for various sets of permutations and combinations of a name and address against datasets of 200+ million records from 3500+ courts. This eases out the process for employers by eliminating middlemen and by providing a one-stop solution to criminal checks.

Vaccination Verification

Vaccination verification has emerged as the hottest new solution to ensure business continuity in the aftermath of a pandemic. By asking employees for proof of wellness, organisations are ensuring that they provide a safer working environment to all stakeholders.

Shortcomings of the Manual Method:

Asking each employee to download their vaccination certificates, and sharing them individually for verification is not only time-consuming but also bound to lead to friction and information manipulation.

Our Tech Innovation:

AuthBridge’s vaccination verification solution is a great enabler for organisations to continue businesses as usual through API-led verification of vaccination certificates. AuthBridge ensures access to authentic certificates through OTO-based validation, which reduces the onboarding TAT drastically while ensuring data security.

Reference Check

Reference checks are important to know about the attributes of an individual. An individual’s working styles, ethics, and competency can only be judged by speaking to someone who has spent time or has directly worked with them.

Shortcomings of Traditional Method:

The entire reference check process is a time-consuming process that adds to the manual effort of HR teams. Even though third-party vendors, the process can take up to weeks to complete, sometimes still without any response.

Our Tech Innovation:

We, at AuthBridge, have enabled WhatsApp-based reference checks for our clients which has not only reduced the TAT but also increased the quality of responses. The 5-minute process ensures better reach to ex-employees and gets more responses through an automated response format that guides the reviewer at every step.