The Role of Pre-Employment Background Verification in IT Hiring

By Archna Oberoi | 27th August 2018 | #verification importance


With digitization and the startup wave in India, there is a rise in hiring for technical teams. HRs and recruites are putting their best step forward to design a hiring cycle that helps in choosing the best talent for the organization. 


However, despite preparing a hire checklist and standardizing the process, a number of organizations, especially in the IT domain are confronting bad hire consequences


To diminish the rate of bad hires, pre-employment background checks are becoming an imperative part of hiring cycle. It not only enable organizations to validate qualifications of a candidate but also affirms their soft skills that makes them a long-term contributor to the success of a company. 


When particularly hiring for an IT firm, HRs and recruiters confront the following challenges: 


Validating Team Spirit in a Candidate: When working on a project, it is important that a candidate selected is a team player. Such a quality in a candidate ensures that he will be a great support at times when their team needs the most (intellectual help, project completion support etc.)


Affirming Technical Expertise: While resume and F2F rounds gives an idea about a candidate’s expertise, it does not validate their potential to perform in challenging scenarios or deal with difficult decision-making scenarios. 

Confirm Ability to Take Accountability: Taking accountability for success and failure is one of the important qualities in a candidate that makes them an ideal option for an organization. 

While resumes can tell a lot about a candidate, it remains silent about a candidate’s abilities (like the three mentioned above). This is where pre-employment verification comes in. 

Employment background verification is a process that involves validating technical and soft skills of a candidate, by confirming them from previous hirer. It is either done by third party agencies or by companies themselves. With the idea of background checks becoming popular, a number of tech-driven tools are available in the market that help companies perform BGVs for candidates.

Okhire is one such innovative tools that allow recruiters to perform background verification by automating the process. To know more on how this SAAS based solution can help your organization in smart hiring, schedule a free demo of the product. 

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