In our changing economy, more and more employers are requiring advanced skills, job related experience, and most importantly, academic degrees to fill their positions. This is why both credential and education experience are commonly falsified on resumes and job applications. When conducting background checks on higher level applicants where a certain certification or degree is considered a qualification, it is best to verify with the registrar if in fact the applicant possess that certification or degree they are attesting to. We will verify if the claimed degree was received, the date it was awarded, and the major associated with the degree to test for prospective and/or current employee integrity.
We can also verify dates of enrollment and whether or not the applicant is currently working towards earning a degree through various methods (turnaround times vary by institution). In some cases, educational institutions will also report the grade point average (GPA), special honors, or cum laude distinctions. We may verify whether or not the diploma was legitimate and/or identify a fictitious institution. An example of where credential and education verification would come in handy is if an employer plans on offering a promotion or pay increase.
Many institutions outsource their verification to a third party company which will verify dates and enrollment instantly based on a social security number (SSN), date of birth, and full name match. We also have the capabilities of verifying degrees received outside of the United States in up to 200 countries. The prices and turnaround time are subject to change for credential and education verification for countries outside of the United States.
One out of every six crimes occurs in the workplace and homicide is the second leading cause of workplace death in the U.S.
National Credit Verification Service reports that 25% of the MBA degrees it verifies on resumes are false.
72% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.
34% of all job applications contain lies.
30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.