Why Credentialing via Primary Source Verification is the Right Decision for Employers?


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Credentialing via primary source verification is the only way to avoid negligent hiring lawsuit, loss of time, money and credibility of business for employers.

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Why Credentialing via Primary Source Verification is the Right Decision for Employers?

  1. 1. Why Credentialing via Primary Source Verification is the Right Decision for Employers?People across the globe tend to use shortcuts so that they can carry on illegalwork without getting caught. Using fake degrees from diploma mills, fakelicenses, fake work experience certificates, lying in resumes is becoming afashion these days to get employment.Seeing these trends employers are now taking cautions to eradicate theproblem of fake hiring, because eventually they have to bear the cost of hiringprocess, loss of time, increased turnover, and occupational/criminal fraud.Pursuing the above mentioned situation employers and HR professionalsshould make it their policy never to hire a candidate without propercredentialing via primary source verification.Primary source verification is the key component of credentialing process. Aprimary source is the original source of a specific credential that can verify theaccuracy of a qualification reported by an individual job applicant. Primarysource verification in the credentials review process requires obtaininginformation directly from the originating source.Organizations are required to perform primary source verification relative toeducational documents of produced by the applicant, work experience
  2. 2. documents, licensure (work/driving), identity etc. The information required forcredentialing via primary source can be done in two ways. 1. Verifying Documents from the Originating Source. 2. Verifying Information via Phone Calls.All the paper documents like degrees, certificates and licensure can be verifieddirectly from the universities, colleges and licensing boards. By writing a letterto the issuing authority or to the college/university registrar, who hold all theeducational records of institution, is the best way to check any prospectiveemployee’s authenticity because clean educational background is a good sign,not only for employer/business but also for the credibility of an organization.Similarly work experience and competency levels can also judged perfectlythrough credentialing via primary source verification. Every employer must takeconsent when receiving a job application from the candidate that they willinquire about their previous job experience and competency level by calling totheir previous managers of supervisors. Primary source verification is the bestmethod to reference check an employee. Because that process will perfectlyidentify any discrepancy at previous workplace regarding behavior, workingethics and performance level.Benefits of Credentialing Process via Primary Source Verification:Using primary source verification method in hiring employees is the bestsolution available to avoid all risks associated with fake people, underperformers, uneducated frauds, criminals, terrorists etc. The employers getultimate benefits and the best employees which helps them and their businessto grow from millions to trillions. Eleven basic advantages of hiring anemployee through primary source verification process are listed below; 1. A More Qualified Workforce 2. Reduced Turnover 3. Increased Workforce Productivity 4. Enhanced Workplace Safety 5. Decreased Employer Liability 6. Reduced Absenteeism 7. Competitiveness 8. Increased Brand Value 9. Risk Redemption 10.And Off Course Profit Boost.
  3. 3. Primary source verification is a very detailed and professional process, andemployers must hire best primary source Verification Company to get theiremployment verification done perfectly. Best employment VerificationCompany will always be compliant to laws, accredited with National Associationof Professional Background Screeners. Their performance, authenticity andquality of work can be easily judged by their existing clientele, by theirworldwide association through web and social mediums. Always rely on thequality of work they do, not on the price they take because a negligent hiringlawsuit can not only cost you once but it will damage your image once andforever.Muhammad Saad Khan is a Writer, Social Media and Search Engine MarketingPhilanthropist. He has volunteered his life to write about different crimes insociety and his recent research explains that credentialing via primary sourceverification can help employers to avoid negligent hiring lawsuit, loss of time,money and credibility of business.