Conducting education history verification can confirm the candidates’ claims on their education and certification by checking directly with the educational institution. This also includes the verification of high school diplomas, GED, higher education degrees, and certificates obtained from trade and technical institutions.
More specifically, the information verified through this process includes:
- Dates of enrollment
- Degree(s) the applicant obtained
- Graduation date if provided
Vetting the applicants’ educational and certification claims is an important process in the pre-employment background screening because these disclosures are often incomplete or inaccurate. Some job seekers also exaggerate their degrees and educational histories on their resumes in an effort to grab the job they’re unqualified for. By verifying the schools they attended and the degrees, training, and certification received, you can ensure that you’ll only be hiring qualified candidates and eliminate the risk of negligent hiring. It also reduces the company’s recruitment and training costs by hiring the right candidate the first time.
Educational background checks can be done for high schools, colleges, universities, and even for GED equivalency exams. International verifications for this matter are also possible, but they will take longer than doing the checks on local institutions.
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