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Verifications Services

Verifications services

Verifications Services help organizations in conducting background checks of prospective employees which assist in taking the right hiring decision.

Verifications Services help organizations in conducting background checks of employees

Many employers discover rather late that they have hired a critical resource with significant discrepancies in their resumes like fake education degrees, fictitious experience certificates or past criminal records. KPMG's Verifications practice helps organisations conduct background checks of prospective employees which can assist in taking the right hiring decisions. We provide a range of pre-employment screening services in a flexible, timely and cost-effective manner.

Our key services include:

Employee Background Checks: Large format background screening on current and prospective employees: across multiple sectors/ industries. These include:

  • Education Verification: We help authenticate academic details like qualifications and relevant degrees/ diplomas and certificates furnished by candidates, directly from their colleges or universities
  • Employment Verification: Our checks can help get information on the candidate’s previous employment such as, tenure of employment, last position/ designation held and reason for leaving.
  • Reference Verification: Ascertain the candidate’s credentials, skills, strengths and weakness by a team of trained professionals speaking to both personal and professional references.
  • Criminal Record Verification: Check for any history of crime through police stations and court of law for both criminal and civil litigation.
  • Address Verification: Help clients judge the authenticity of the current and permanent addresses of the candidate.
  • Workplace Drug testing: A crucial check increasingly being sought by employers for employees working on sensitive and critical information and those deputed on client site(s).
  • Database Verfication: Ascertain if the candidate has been reported on any of the global regulatory, compliance and sanctions list covering sources like OFAC-SDN, FBI, Interpol, EU, UN Sanctions etc. to name a few. In addition, we also conduct global web and media search and cross directorship search to name a few.

Vendor Due Diligence: Conduct detailed vendor background checks covering physical site verifications, due diligence on key promoters and their credentials, verification of key business documents and licenses, financial checks, public domain due diligence and reference.

Counterparty Verifications: 'On consent' verification of credentials and due diligence on various counter parties for businesses across industry sectors such as financial services, insurance, telecom, manufacturing, immigration screening, etc. These include detailed information collated through customized questionnaire based on typical business practices and dynamics.

These checks can be carried forth discreetly or with consent. For undertaking various checks, we have established contacts with university/college officials, police authorities and also have access to reputed law firms in India through whom we undertake criminal checks using court records.

In conducting these checks, we are supported by our dedicated verifications centre, a 500-seater centralised operations hub at Pune which follows stringent quality processes and controls. It is certified ISO 27001:2013 by the British Standards Institution. We process over 50,000 checks per month spread across the globe covering 240 countries through our global network and strategic alliances with international verification partners. In addition, we also offer a user friendly online application – K-Check - that allows review of status of cases undergoing screening, online and download the reports thereafter.

We have added over 70,000 employers in our database, identified over 3500 ambiguous employers and over 1300 non-recognised and fictitious education institutes.

We helped a leading information technology and off-shoring services provider in deciding whether or not to hire a seemingly accomplished candidate. 

Case Study
The client, a leading information technology and off-shoring services provider, had engaged us to undertake screening for over 5000 candidates per year. There were several instances of candidates providing false/exaggerated details pertaining to salary, tenure with the previous company, fake/forged/incorrect education degree certificates/mark sheet etc. However, one instance is particularly significant.

A candidate had exaggerated his designation and tenure of employment and his previous employer confirmed this. Additionally, they also stated that the candidate was asked to leave since he was involved in fraudulent activities and that they had taken legal action against him. He was subsequently imprisoned for over 9 months. While undertaking a criminal check of the said candidate, we also found that he had several criminal cases pending against him in the High Courts.

Our comprehensive report and supporting documents helped the client take a better informed hiring decision.

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