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Welcome to the STRUGZ platform where life principles, career, and business tips are shared. This week’s edition is an eye-opener on loopholes employers often ignore.

About three years ago, a close acquaintance of mine was in desperate need of a senior tech person at his firm. After conducting tons of interviews and finally getting the type of candidate he preferred, I remember constantly trying to persuade and give him reasons why he needed to conduct the verification on his employee, but his excuse was the same all the time, 'He is busy and work has already commenced '.

Fast forward to a couple of months later, the same employee disappeared without a trace on his whereabouts, leaving with a ton of company assets. I didn't know if I should sympathize or say 'I told you so'.

With the increase of criminal activities within the labor market, so many organizations and individuals have added some sort of desired requirements to the list of many that their employee must equally meet up to, to ensure maximum security within the work environment. Employers often overlook or simply choose to act ignorant of loopholes within their organization. The importance of employee verification can never be overemphasized.

Research has shown that over 78% of people looking to hire some kind of aide to their home or organization are only interested in the 'beauty' of a CV, physical appearance, or sound command of English during interviews when hiring. Running a background check on an employee and confirming work ethics from past employers are an integral part of the verification process.

An employee background verification process is a thorough screening of a candidate's work history, academic certificates, legal records, and home address. This also includes the screening of the guarantor's/referee's records. This usually takes between 3-5 days.

Verification checks help employers determine whether a job candidate was honest on his or her resume or job application.

Most importantly, Employment verification protects the hiring company from hiring an applicant who was not truthful on their resume and does not have the necessary skills, qualifications, or experience to complete the job. It ensures the hiring company is getting the best employee for the open position and ensures the applicant qualifies for the provided services or benefits.

Employee Verification is a service we offer at STRUGZ for a fee.

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