Education Verification for Employment Screening

Sources show that between 25 and 50 percent of all job applicants lie on their resumes and countless embellish job descriptions, duties or alter titles. Although it can take time to verify a prospect’s education, it can potentially make an organization more effective, productive and mitigate risk. The process, which can take up to 30 days in some cases if a school is no longer in business or the records are older than 10 years, involves confirmation of a candidate’s academic, certification, and/or licensure-related claims. There are, however, legal requirements, so employers should become familiar with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).


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