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February 16 2015

The Secret Behind Background Checks in India - and Why They Fail

In a growing economy like India, companies are often seen in a mad rush to hire in the hundreds. Tight timelines for hiring and cost-consciousness often tempt recruiters to go easy on checks and verification. And it is not hard to get fake documents in the country. There are close to 7,500 companies in India, which operate just for providing fake employment and educational certificates. In India, the prevalent norm is for HR to conduct a reference check from past employment based on the information provided by a candidate. The authentication of residential addresses, educational and criminal records is typically outsourced to third party background verification companies.