The competitive nature of today’s job market has, unfortunately, seen the rise of fraud when it comes to the identity of a potential employee. When you hire from all over the globe, how can you be sure that a candidate’s identity is legitimate and that they really are who they say they are?
To safeguard important hiring decisions, more and more recruiters are turning to identity verification to provide the foundation for future pre-employment background screening. By verifying the employee’s identity and determining that the information they have provided is legitimate, this lays the groundwork for additional verifications. Once the hiring manager knows that the applicant is who they say they are, they simply need to verify the professional information attached to this person such as degrees, references and licences.
How does identity verification benefit candidates?
Now that the benefits are clear from a hiring manager’s perspective, what can an applicant gain from having a verified identity (aside from a potential job offer)? Genuine candidates will have no issue undergoing an identity verification or even a wider verification of their professional background, after all, legitimate applicants should have nothing to hide.
When asking candidates to undergo an ID verification it is important to explain that this is the process for all new hires. This will reaffirm the authenticity of your company, its policies and its ethos to the applicant and assure them that you take hiring seriously.
Showing that you’re committed to employing diligent employees also assures candidates of the quality of the company and of the wider team. They will be secure in the knowledge that the business is dedicated to hiring the best and that they will be able to learn and work with their equally high-calibre co-workers.
Identity verification is becoming commonplace within multiple industries and the applicant will likely be asked to verify their identity more and more often in the future. By verifying an applicant’s identity, platforms like TrueProfile.io ensure that the data is owned by the individual and therefore is theirs to use again in the future.