Protecting the Interests of Talented Employees in Your Establishment
With the corporate culture around the world becoming increasingly intricate and diversified, we are witnessing the rise of new challenges to which, understandably, only new solutions are effective. Corporate values such as employee health and safety are continuously evolving and taking on different contexts; both moving beyond the traditional sense to include protecting job security, career growth and the overall interests of employees, as opposed to merely the physical aspect.
Surprisingly, one of the biggest threats to employee safety is other employees – namely those who misrepresent or forge their academic or professional credentials to unrightfully secure employment or better pay in an organization. In most cases, this has a direct impact on the professional safety of genuine employees, not to mention the possible financial, regulatory and reputational implications incurred on the organizational level.
In the past decade, we have been detecting an alarming surge in embellished and false credentials presented by dishonest, unqualified individuals across various industries. For organizations, weeding out such cases without specialized assistance is a complex task, which is precisely where the implementation of an advanced screening process – specifically Primary Source Verification (PSV) – becomes imperative. Best practices in this field involve leveraging cutting-edge technologies and a global network of issuing authorities, then directly approaching primary sources to verify the authenticity of documents submitted by professionals, thus guaranteeing optimal information accuracy and integrity and ensuring that professionals are proficient, perform to their maximum capacities and most importantly do not jeopardize the job and career safety of genuine employees. To put things into perspective, upon applying a PSV program encompassing healthcare workers in a specific country, the overall percentage of false documents dropped from 16% to 4% within just one year.
In conclusion, it is only through the implementation of PSV – the most advanced verification process available to date – that it is possible to protect communities, organizations and people alike from the countless internal and external risks and threats posed by employee forgery and malpractice.