How do I check the qualifications of candidates?

Most roles have a minimum requirement in qualifications. For many jobs these qualifications are not essential to the candidate’s ability to do the job, but in some cases, such as medical, legal or financial industries, they are key and disregarding them could be very dangerous and possibly illegal.

It is your responsibility as an employer to ensure that your staff are qualified to perform their roles. You can ask for the certificates that confirm the candidate’s qualifications and then follow up with the awarding body if you know the candidate’s name, the qualification and the year of award.

There are also many organisations that offer Education Verification services and tools and if you have a large number of candidate’s, it would be much more cost and time effective to employ a specialist than to try and check yourself.

Filled Under: Recruiting Posted on: 1st June 2021

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