Abedeen7
Assistant Manager Human Resources
Dlghr89
Head Hr - Mahindra Aerospace
Reliableconsultancyservices
Background Screening
Namitanamita
Strategic Advisor And Initiator To Business

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Greetings all,
Of late there has been many issues relating to document fraud. Is this a common thread amongst most hiring managers and hr personell or just a hype created to promote third party verification services ?
Would be nice to hear from those actually facing such challenges on a day-today basis ?

Hi,

I presume you are discussing about a common threat of documentation threat.

This is not a hype created by a verification company. The documentary "fraud" as mentioned is on increase as the employment opportunities are.

This is happening at different stages.

a) Fake mark sheets/ mark sheet from dubious institutes: Many institutes which exist only on paper have started giving, certificates of diploma, PG diploma, certificate course, advanced course. They claim they are autonomous institutes.
These do not have approval / accreditation from UGC/ AITCE/ NAAC/ State technical education board/ any university.
These are given for trades (turner, fitter etc)/ Nursing/ Diploma in Education/ CAD/ CAM/programming/.

b) Fake Experience certificates: this happens from candidates. Also this happens from some fake training institutes who lure students with offers of live projects and deputation offers to big companies. Off late there are lot of fake experience certificates being submitted about working abroad especially in the gulf countries. Even if you try to verify documents the same will be un- successful.

Hence the documents need to be verified in detailed manner.

Kind regards

Dayanand L Guddin
GM- Str. HR
Endurance Technologies Ltd

Dayanand,
Thank you for your response.
I'd presume the documentation fraud is limited to workers in the knowledge processes. Surprisingly it is hurting India in a greater scale, with nations that once sourced Indian talent are shying away, making their immigration policies more stringent.
From the domestic viewpoint, what could be the percentage of companies that do actually verify their new hires ?
The Nasscom/NSR initiative is for fee paying partner companies, wonder how many SMEs could really do without verifying theirworkforce...
Would there be figures to understand this ??

Dear Namita,
It very important to conduct background verification of new hires. As employees are the critical resources of any organization so we need to be very cautious in hiring them.
We do background verification for our new joiners.
Regard's
Shaikh

How are the checks conducted if i may ask ? I read a report there are some 850 background verification companies in India. The only standards is a NASSCOM empaneled ceritification..
It would be nice to know how these checks are conducted. Most, I inquired, tell me it is a proprietory process and our company policies prohibit us from disclosing the same..
I am really concerned not so much with the issue as much with the 'solutions' currently out there.. Or maybe I lack the knowledge ..
Could anyone help me understand this ??

Dear Namita, Sorry to say I didn’t get your message, it would be kind enough to convey the same again. Regard’s Shaikh
Shaikh
There are some 850 verification companies is what I read. The only standards established is being NASSCOM Empanelled. Would there be any other mandate that establishes the authenticity of these verification companies ?
Secondly, what does the actual process of verification comprise of ??
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated

Reliable Consultancy Services is a background screening company specializing in pre and post-employment verifications for Corporates. Our objective is to assist our clients in preventing recruitment of unscrupulous and unethical personnel into the organization.

The frequency of frauds, connected to fake certificates have increased drastically. As Per the current statistics from the Industry experience shows that more than 16 percent of candidates provide fake or misleading information on their resumes. This figure is alarming. But what is more alarming is their attitude that they’ll get away with it. If not combated, this attitude will become a cultural mindset.

India is on the fast track and we as Corporate; under our Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility have to consciously acknowledge this reality and ensure that our risk mitigating processes are one step ahead of the fraudsters.

Employee screening is a robust tool to authenticate documents and information submitted by prospective employees.

The Reliable Package:
Pre-Employment Screening and Employment Background Check Services include:
* Education Verification (Academic and Professionals)
* Employment Reference (Line Manager Verification)
* Employment and Earnings (HR Verification)
* Antecedent (Criminal Record Search) Verification
* Personal or Professional Reference check
* Address Verification
* Database Verification (IRA, Civil Litigation)
* Due Diligence Verification
* Passport verification.
* Drug Testing


Hi
We do not use the verification companies. We have a panel of our free-lancers. Our experiences with the so called verification companies was not very good as there were fakes in that too.

The process done is in detail and we have been able to get very quality and credible data. But it takes 40 to 60 days.

a) We maintain a database of institutes that are accredited by the appropriate agency like AICTE/ UGC/ NAAC/ State Directorate of Technical Education. First we verify if the institute exists in the list or not. We have also maintained the data base of dubious institutes which we have collected from time to time.

b) For the mark sheets verification we usually approach the issuing college/ university though it is a laborious process.

c) For the experience certificates we check directly with the previous employers and this is a pre- requisite of our terms of employment. We usually do not hire people who claim that the company he/ she was working is closed down during the recession abroad. In India the list of closed industries will be available by BIFR cases, and in case of the SMEs it is the district industries center or the labor authorities from whom the shops and establishment licenses are obtained.

Kind regards

Dayanand

Dear Namita,
It generally consists of two steps:-
1.Telephonic discussion with the HR department regarding ex-employee.
2.Verification of documents provided by the ex-employee in the new organization and questionaire.
A sample is attached.
Regard's
Shaikh


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