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01.04.2019 : News

Resume verification: how to authenticate

A company’s strength is derived from its employees. On the other hand, when an employee makes a false statement on their resume when applying for a job, the hiring company significantly increases the risk of losses. In this regard, there are some solutions that will prevent these poor hiring decisions.

Here are some things you need to know about how to verify the accuracy of the information in a resume.

What is a background check?

Developing a background check program is an essential step in the hiring process. Many elements come into play when reviewing the information contained in a resume. This investigation will validate the identity of the job applicant, their hiring history, educational background and references.

The utility of this professional verification

Verifying a candidate’s personal and professional information helps prevent recruitment errors. These verifications will confirm that your candidate is who they say they are. In addition to this, a review of the candidate’s employment history validates the information they provide regarding past positions. The type of work performed and the reasons for their termination are also documented.

Verifying a candidate’s information validates the authenticity of diplomas and all other certificates they claim to hold. Furthermore, this review provides an opportunity to identify any work history of the candidate. The report therefore includes his previous responsibilities, professional training and performance.

Other elements are verified in addition to those listed above. This is only a sample. This makes this type of audit comprehensive and invaluable.

How is an employment verification conducted?

Generally, this type of screening is carried out by companies that specialize in background checks. These organizations are comprised of qualified personnel whose daily role is to provide a fair and objective view of a candidate’s profile.

Background checks are carried out directly with the former employer’s human resources department, which helps prevent the risk of misrepresentation. Various other Canadian and international databases are also consulted.

When you ask a company to help you conduct a background check before hiring a new employee, you can be confident that you will receive an objective review. Moreover, it allows you to reduce the costs involved in the hiring process. Outsourcing this audit to a qualified third-party company frees up staff assigned to the internal human resources department, since these detailed file reviews are sometimes complex to perform.

The best approach to resume verification

Resume verification is not a luxury. Rather, it is a crucial step in any stringent hiring process.

Mintz is a leading background check expert. The company has a team entirely dedicated to providing you with exceptional service in 14 different languages. Before hiring a new candidate, contact Mintz Global Screening.

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06.12.2021 : News

Distribution of fake safety certificates puts public at risk

In Alberta, the RCMP has Uncovered a Fraud Involving the Distribution of Thousands of Counterfeit Safety Certificates   On November 4th, the RCMP has uncovered a large-scale fraud involving the distribution and selling of thousands of counterfeit safety certificates across the western provinces of the country. The operation mostly involves first-aid and hydrogen sulphide awareness trainings as well as other safety courses.   The two major organizations affected by the… Lire la suite »

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31.03.2021 : News

What does look bad on a background check?

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18.02.2021 : News

Join our webinar – Mental Health Issues in the Work Place

Stop Hiding and Start Living, a mental health focused Webinar by Dr. Bill Howatt on February 25, 2021   Mintz Global Screening is proud to announce its exciting collaboration with Dr. Bill Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D, one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and HR consulting. On February 25, 2021, meet us online for a much-needed talk.  … Lire la suite »