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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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28.01.2019 : News

Driving record check: what jobs require it?

An individual’s driving record can reveal a history of offences such as impaired driving, speeding or dangerous driving. It also includes details of the driver’s licence and its history for a defined period, current status, active suspensions and fines. For some recruiters, an in-depth check of a candidate’s driving record is particularly useful in assessing whether a candidate meets industry standards, corporate insurance requirements and can reliably drive a company… Lire la suite »

06.01.2019 : News

Detecting resume fraud costlier as deceptions become more subtle

Job applicants are becoming more subtle in how they falsify their resumes It may seem paradoxical that as companies become more efficient in performing effective background screening on applicants, the process is becoming more costly. The reason is simple: job applicants are becoming more subtle in how they falsify their resumes. They exaggerate and inflate rather than outright lie. Instead of deliberately lying on their resume by making up non-existent… Lire la suite »

Pay Transparency Act

04.09.2018 : News

Ontario is about to regulate pay transparency in the hiring process

The Ontario government passed Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act 2018, on April 26, 2018. This Act will come into force on January 1, 2019, making Ontario the first province in Canada passing legislation regarding the regulation of pay transparency in the hiring process. This legislation is a part of the Ontario government agenda to promote gender equality and equal compensation. What is the purpose of the Act? Even though making distinction… Lire la suite »