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10.06.2019 : News

Employers: Why should you verify the status of a professional trade or accreditation?

Construction workers, engineers, technicians, teachers… nowadays, 20% of professions in Canada require a professional trade or a certification delivered by specific regulatory bodies in each province.

Hiring a candidate for a position requiring such accreditation requires companies to verify the status, the accuracy of the title of the trade and the legitimacy of the institution that delivered it.

Ensure that a candidate really has the skills required for a position

Some certifications are granted after many hours of training. Others, only after passing an exam. Certified candidates should therefore be able to perform tasks that others are unable to do. Without this specific knowledge that is essential to performing the functions assigned to them, the people hired could be literally useless to the organization. This is one of the reasons why some positions require an individual to hold a specific professional title.

A thorough background check, including a verification of professional certifications and credentials, confirms that the candidate is indeed certified or a member of a legitimate professional organization. This eliminates the risk that they lack the required skills.

Reduce the risk of work accidents

As mentioned above, a professional title comes with specific skills. These are linked to education, training, processes or methodologies that ensure everyone’s safety when applied. This is particularly true in sectors such as health and transport, where one wrong move can cause irreparable damage.

Employers are responsible for the safety of employees and customers. They therefore have a duty to be vigilant and ensure that the candidate they plan to hire is aware of the risks associated with the job and can reduce them to a minimum.

Maintain the credibility of your organization

An organization’s credibility is a very delicate matter. In this respect, claiming to have a valid licence to carry out certain contracts when this is not the case is not a risk worth running. Moreover, severe fines can result from these types of frauds.

To avoid losing public trust in their company, employers can therefore request a background check that will clearly demonstrate that the candidate has a valid licence, title or professional certification. In addition, this assessment will determine whether the professional association that granted the accreditation is trustworthy.

Want to verify that a candidate is certified or a member of a professional association?

Verifying professional titles and certifications is an excellent way to protect your company from any responsibility for hiring an uncertified person and, above all, to avoid hiring an unqualified candidate for the position.

Mintz Global Screening has an extensive contact network in professional associations around the world. These partnerships allow us to quickly verify an organization’s credibility and a candidate’s status. Contact us to quickly find out if an applicant actually holds the credentials and titles they claim to have.

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13.11.2019 : News

Why is obtaining a driving record mandatory for employers in the road transport sector?

A driving record is a document issued by the authorities of a territory that contains several pieces of information about a motor vehicle driver, such as their competence and history of Highway Safety Code violations. This is particularly mandatory for employers in the road transport sector who are looking to hire new employees. Find out why. A candidate’s driving record indicates whether they possess the skills required for a job… Lire la suite »

03.10.2019 : News

Why obtain a new employee’s job references?

There is a risk involved every time you hire a new employee. The new hire could, of course, prove to be the perfect employee, making a huge difference in your company… but they could also turn out to be a bad hire that will cost you time and money. Find out how you can obtain job references for a potential employee to help you make the best hiring decisions possible…. Lire la suite »

03.10.2019 : News

How to verify the authenticity of a candidate’s diploma for a position in Canada

Education is generally a very important factor for recruiters in a job selection process. After all, applicants acquire the knowledge and many of the skills necessary to perform a job during their academic training. This makes it crucial for hiring managers to check the authenticity of the diplomas mentioned in the job applications they deem interesting. But how do you do this? Performing an education check is now essential Every… Lire la suite »