Is your prospective candidate who they say they are?
Have they genuinely achieved the educational qualifications they say they have?
Are they equipped with the knowledge and skills to complete the job you’re hiring for?
These questions are cropping up more and more in India as businesses are seeing an increase in false education claims.
In a market like India where hiring decisions need to be made efficiently and often in bulk, educational qualifications are an easy benchmark that HR departments can set as a minimum requirement for proceeding to the next round of recruitment.
Applicants have clued onto this method and are realising that as long as they provide falsified educational qualifications to get through to the next round, they have an increased opportunity to impress at the interview stage and eventually nab the role.
Applicants are increasingly able to falsify graduation certificates and doctor other credentials/ certifications using simple design programs or through certifications from fake institutions.
Where all this confusion and falsification abounds, education checks and background screening come in to resolve the issues and help sort the genuine applicants from the fraudulent ones.
The Sterling RISQ difference
To save businesses time, money and stress, Sterling RISQ offers comprehensive background screening and education checks to confirm that the candidate has genuinely achieved the educational qualifications they claim to have.
Among the vast number of background screening providers in India, we pride ourselves on our customer service and our proprietary technology that provides clients with the most up-to-date and accurate data possible. Our results are second to none, with a quick turnaround time and a positive verification rate of over 96%.
The process of conducting education checks has historically been a manual procedure requiring physical attendance or contact with universities and other institutions, however this has understandably been difficult during the pandemic. Sterling RISQ is therefore, digitising the process in order to offer continued services to our clients with efficient and accurate results.
Here’s why we’re different to other background screening providers:
- We own and maintain a sophisticated database that allows us to identify validated contacts of a number of educational entities, meaning a quicker turnaround time. This network of contacts and strong vendor partnerships also means that we can conduct education checks on institutions all around the country with no limitation on location.
- We always conduct verifications in written formats via the relevant source, e.g. official online database, official email ID, university letterhead, university stamp or signature, in order to ensure accuracy for clients.
- We have created a fake university and institution list, which is a combination of the official data from the University Grants Commission plus our own proprietary data that we collect when conducting our checks. This ensures we are dealing only with genuine institutions and means increased efficiency as we can weed out fake institutions right at the beginning. We also share this list with all our clients on a monthly basis in order to help them quickly filter out any candidates who are using false institutions. We go above and beyond to help save clients time and money in their recruitment processes.
If you’re a business hiring and recruiting in India, you’re a business that needs to implement education checks and background screening. The risk is simply too high to avoid this vital step of the recruitment process, particularly at this time when references are easily falsified and documents easily doctored.
Background screening helps to minimise your organisational risk, protect your workforce from fraudulent employees, and preserves your brand reputation with clients.
Sterling RISQ is an experienced provider of background screening in India. We understand the intricacies and complexities of conducting education checks in India and we are building our own proprietary databases and networks in order to provide results as efficiently and accurately as possible, even in the uncertain times of the pandemic.
Speak to us today about your background screening and education verification needs – we’d be happy to help.