TrueProfile.io in the Press – May 2021
<p>This month, TrueProfile.io’s thought-leadership within the verification, HR, technology and recruitment space caught the eye of several global media powerhouses.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our Co-Heads, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneseifert/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">René Seifert</a> and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandrococa/">Alejandro Coca</a>, spoke to various publications about</p> <ul><li>Eliminating fake qualifications from recruitment</li><li>Employment fraud rates increased 30% throughout pandemic</li><li>How to spot fake degrees to ensure protection within your employment process</li><li>How has Covid-19 changed our relationship with digital identity</li></ul> <p></p> <p>Explore some of our most recent media coverage featuring TrueProfile.io:</p> <h2>Recruitment</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Recruitment-shutterstock_352087277-1024x535.jpg" alt="Recruitment TrueProfile.io May 2021" class="wp-image-11557" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Recruitment-shutterstock_352087277-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Recruitment-shutterstock_352087277-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Recruitment-shutterstock_352087277-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Recruitment-shutterstock_352087277.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><a href="https://www.hrzone.com/community/blogs/alejandro-coca/eliminating-fake-qualifications-from-recruitment" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HRZone</strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="https://www.hrzone.com/community/blogs/alejandro-coca/eliminating-fake-qualifications-from-recruitment" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Eliminating fake qualifications from recruitment</a></em></p> <p>Modern technology and practices used to create realistic yet false diplomas make it more difficult for employers to detect fraudulent certifications. Alejandro Coca discusses 5 red flags that recruiters need to look out for to weed fake credentials out of the recruitment pipeline.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.hrzone.com/community/blogs/alejandro-coca/eliminating-fake-qualifications-from-recruitment" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/463768-employment-certificate-fraud-rates-soar-amid-covid-19-crisis-desperation" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Arabian Business</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/463768-employment-certificate-fraud-rates-soar-amid-covid-19-crisis-desperation" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>Employment certificate fraud rates soar amid Covid-19 crisis &#8216;desperation&#8217;</em></a></p> <p>In addition to the healthcare industry, forging activity is prevalent in other industries including engineering, education and aviation.&#8221; and that document forging is &#8220;highlighted more in the talent-exporting countries, but not restricted only to those geographies.” DataFlow Group CEO, Sunil Kumar, discusses TrueProfile.io&#8217;s recent findings showing a 30% increase in global employment certificate fraud rates since the onset of the pandemic.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/463768-employment-certificate-fraud-rates-soar-amid-covid-19-crisis-desperation" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>Digital Identity</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Digital-Identity-shutterstock_557355178-1024x535.jpg" alt="Digital Identity TrueProfile.io May 2021" class="wp-image-11558" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Digital-Identity-shutterstock_557355178-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Digital-Identity-shutterstock_557355178-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Digital-Identity-shutterstock_557355178-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Digital-Identity-shutterstock_557355178.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><a href="https://www.itsecurityguru.org/2021/05/21/how-has-covid-19-changed-our-relationship-with-digital-identity/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>IT Security Guru </strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="https://www.itsecurityguru.org/2021/05/21/how-has-covid-19-changed-our-relationship-with-digital-identity/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">How has Covid-19 changed our relationship with digital identity?</a></em></p> <p>Covid-19 has shown that secure, user-centric, and reusable digital identity has never been clearer. Done right, digital identity can support inclusion, increase data privacy and control, and protect people from the increasing threat of cybercrime. René Seifert says that &#8220;Since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, the need to have a secure, portable digital identity has become even more important, for both governments, citizens, and businesses.&#8221;</p> <p>End-users must have the reassurance that their personal data for immunity passports is both protected and unwaveringly linked to their personal identity.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.itsecurityguru.org/2021/05/21/how-has-covid-19-changed-our-relationship-with-digital-identity/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>Verification</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Verificationshutterstock_1841172613-1024x535.jpg" alt="Verification TrueProfile.io May 2021" class="wp-image-11559" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Verificationshutterstock_1841172613-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Verificationshutterstock_1841172613-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Verificationshutterstock_1841172613-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/Verificationshutterstock_1841172613.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><a href="http://hrnews.co.uk/employment-fraud-rates-increased-30-throughout-pandemic/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HR News</strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="http://hrnews.co.uk/employment-fraud-rates-increased-30-throughout-pandemic/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Employment fraud rates increased 30% throughout pandemic</a></em></p> <p>TrueProfile.io insights show that an alarming 30% increase in employment certificate fraud rates has occurred since the onset of the pandemic. Our research also shows a 15% increase in document fraud including degrees, ID, employment certificates and licenses. René Seifert, calls for employers, regulators and recruiters to &#8221;implement processes to evade this and protect both themselves as well as their patients or customers.” </p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="http://hrnews.co.uk/employment-fraud-rates-increased-30-throughout-pandemic/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://londonnewstime.com/employment-fraud-rate-increased-by-30-across-pandemics/228944/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>LondonNewsTime.com</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://londonnewstime.com/employment-fraud-rate-increased-by-30-across-pandemics/228944/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>Employment fraud rates increased 30% throughout pandemic</em></a></p> <p>A 30% rise in employment fraud rates since the beginning of the pandemic is highly concerning. Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to detect whether a job applicant and their credentials are credible. René Seifert discusses the importance of implementing processes that protect both organizations and their customers from fraudulent candidates and employees. </p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://londonnewstime.com/employment-fraud-rate-increased-by-30-across-pandemics/228944/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/content/news/employment-fraud-has-increased-throughout-the-pandemic" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HR Magazine</strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="https://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/content/news/employment-fraud-has-increased-throughout-the-pandemic" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Employment fraud has increased throughout the pandemic</a></em></p> <p>René Seifert says, “In a sector where hiring an unqualified candidate can literally be the difference between life and death, it’s critical organisations protect both themselves as well as their patients or customers from employment fraud.” New data from TrueProfile.io shows that employment certificate fraud rates have increased by nearly 30% throughout the pandemic. Employers in high-risk sectors should implement processes to evade this.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/content/news/employment-fraud-has-increased-throughout-the-pandemic" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/data-analytics/employment-fraud-rates-increased-30-throughout-pandemic/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>theHRDIRECTOR</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/data-analytics/employment-fraud-rates-increased-30-throughout-pandemic/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">&nbsp;<em>What is fuelling massive spike in employment fraud rates?</em></a></p> <p>René Seifert discusses the urgent need for organisations to properly vet the candidates applying for jobs to ensure they truly have the qualifications they claim to have. A 30% increase in employment fraud rates means that employers, regulators and recruiters need to act now to ensure that they don’t fall victim to fraudulent candidates.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-background" href="https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/data-analytics/employment-fraud-rates-increased-30-throughout-pandemic/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h2>HR Advice</h2> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/HR-Advice-shutterstock_1957851115-1024x535.jpg" alt="HR Advice TrueProfile.io May 2021" class="wp-image-11560" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/HR-Advice-shutterstock_1957851115-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/HR-Advice-shutterstock_1957851115-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/HR-Advice-shutterstock_1957851115-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/06/HR-Advice-shutterstock_1957851115.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></figure> <p><a href="http://hrnews.co.uk/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>HR News</strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="http://hrnews.co.uk/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Spotting fake degrees: how to ensure protection within your employment process</a></em></p> <p>Job candidates have easier access to online services providing false credentials, putting organizations at more risk than ever before. Fake degrees and their infiltration into the workplace should be a considerable cause of concern for companies worldwide.</p> <p>Alejandro Coca says that unqualified employees affect “your organisation’s reputation, resources, clients, brand, not to mention the implications can even be life-threatening” and outlines five ways that employers can spot fake degrees. Fake degrees and their infiltration into the workplace should be a considerable cause of concern for companies worldwide.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="http://hrnews.co.uk/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Spotting_fake_degrees_how_to_ensure_protection_within_your_employment_process-ZAWYA20210517043102/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Zawya</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Spotting_fake_degrees_how_to_ensure_protection_within_your_employment_process-ZAWYA20210517043102/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><em>Spotting fake degrees: how to ensure protection within your employment process</em></a></p> <p><strong>Employers beware!</strong> Organizations are more at risk from false credentials than ever before. Alejandro Coca outlines five red flags that employers can look out for to spot fake degrees before they get into the recruitment pipeline.</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Spotting_fake_degrees_how_to_ensure_protection_within_your_employment_process-ZAWYA20210517043102/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://mid-east.info/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>mid-east.info (MEi)</strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="https://mid-east.info/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Spotting fake degrees: how to ensure protection within your employment process</a></em></p> <p>&#8220;A fraudulent nurse administering medicine to a critically ill patient, an unqualified engineer designing a 50ft residential tower, or a dishonest financier acting as a wealth manager for a top client’s account is not a standard to associate with.”</p> <p>Alejandro Coca warns of the damage diploma mills and fake credentials can cause employers while outlining ways to recognize and mitigate this fraudulent activity. </p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://mid-east.info/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <p><a href="https://www.bizbahrain.com/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Biz Bahrain</strong></a></p> <p><em><a href="https://www.bizbahrain.com/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Spotting fake degrees: how to ensure protection within your employment process</a></em></p> <p>Organizations need to have thorough and streamlined hiring processes to eliminate the chances of any dishonest credentials or applicants making their way through the recruitment pipeline. Alejandro Coca says &#8220;The technology and practices used to create realistic yet false diplomas make it more difficult for employers to detect fraudulent certifications.&#8221;</p> <div class="wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://www.bizbahrain.com/spotting-fake-degrees-how-to-ensure-protection-within-your-employment-process/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read full article</a></div> </div> <p></p> <h4>Stay tuned to the latest TrueProfile.io news by following us on&nbsp;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/trueprofile-io-business-partners/?viewAsMember=true" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.</h4>