Should You Be Conducting Education Verification Checks?

Posted on 04.19.2021

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Research from CareerBuilder shows that 3 in 4 HR managers report having caught a lie on a resume.

This is why it is important to conduct thorough background checks on your potential hires. These checks help you confirm that the applicant has the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job.

Educational background is a key element of this process.

What is an Education Verification Check?

Education verification checks look at a candidate’s high school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees. They’re done to ensure that a potential new hire actually has the educational background necessary to perform well in their new role.

In addition to educational documents, these verifications also review training and/or certification claims of candidates. At Triton Canada, we also run checks on professional licenses for certain positions.

So, in essence, these checks can validate the following information:

· Education history (Institutions, dates, etc.).

· Certifications received.

· Specialized training received.

Along with confirming an applicant's competency within a specific field, these checks also give you legal protection in cases where a specific license is required by law.

Why Do You Need Education Verification Checks?

Education verification is important for a number of reasons.

Firstly, fraud can happen with any organization, where candidates claim that they have the required education but they really don’t.

For instance, over the years, there has been an increase in diploma mills. These are online organizations that provide fake degrees for a price. These degrees, while they make look quite authentic, aren’t backed by any education.

Secondly, there are certain fields in which education and certifications are absolutely essential for performing the job. For instance, in the field of medicine, education, and technology.

These documents are proof that the individual has the expertise required to perform these specialized jobs. If these certifications or educational documents are not real or have discrepancies, you can end up with legal issues and liability.

While education background checks are important they can be quite difficult and time-consuming. Particularly if the applicant has completed their education in a different country or a long time ago.

In this case, partnering with a trustworthy background check provider can help you get the information you need and save your valuable time.

Reach out today to start education verification checks with Triton. If you would like to learn more about our solutions call us on 1-844-874-8667 or visit  https://www.tritoncanada.ca/business.