“International education verification is increasingly a vital part of the employment screening program,” said Gordon Basichis, Corra Group Co-Founder.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
Corra Group has worked with its global partners to improve the turnaround times on international education background checks. As the demand for international education verification has escalated in recent years, the Los Angeles headquartered background checking service has improved its speed of delivery by approximately thirty percent.
“International education verification is increasingly a vital part of the employment screening program,” said Gordon Basichis, Corra Group Co-Founder. “With more skilled employees entering this country to work with American based businesses, there is an expanded need to verify diplomas and skillsets. We find this to be particularly the case in the healthcare and the technology sectors where quite often the employer is either directly or indirectly under a government contract where certain background check compliance standards are mandated.
“Not only is actual proof of verification required as part of the government contractual compliance standards, but no employer or recruiting agency of any repute would risk staffing employment candidates whose degrees and concomitant skill sets cannot be confirmed,” said Basichis. “The employer or recruiting group can be held accountable for any candidate who lied about his graduation. Of course, the risk is losing the contract and being held legally liable for any work that wasn’t up to standards.”
Basichis pointed out that once upon a time many employers took foreign educated employees more or less at their word and didn’t bother checking to see if their claimed degrees were valid. There was once a general naïve assumption that what a candidate claimed was beyond reproach. But since then many international employees were discovered to be less than forthcoming with their degrees. Like their American counterparts, a fair share of international students were only enrolled at the college or university and never graduated. Or they didn’t attend at all. That combined with the prevalence of hundreds of diploma mills, where bogus and unaccredited universities are established virtually in name only provide diplomas for nominal fees based on “life experience” or a rudimentary test.
“International education verification can be a difficult process,” said Basichis. “Sometimes it’s necessary to first contact the university, then the college within the university, then the department within the college, in order to confirm graduation. And, contrary to common conception, not everyone in this world speaks English. So it is necessary when possible to work with researchers who can speak a variety of languages. Even then it could take up to several weeks to verify education. Corra Group, with concerted efforts and enhanced partnerships, has reduced that time substantially. With Indian education verifications, for example, we typically turn them around in a matter of days.”
BACKGROUND: Corra operates as Corra Group and specializes in pre-employment and corporate research and investigation. It is one of the few companies that will answer the phone. You can review the website at http://www.corragroup.com.