Candidates Ė Major Headache for Recruiters
In the IT Industry,
the biggest problem for recruiters are those candidates who show
fake work experience in their resumes and while attending interviews.
It is becoming a major problem and there is an increase in the number
of candidates who show fake experience. It can be their work experience,
education and references.
Such candidates come
up with fake pay slips, bank statement, relieving letter and experience
certificate. A lot of candidates from Andhra Pradesh have been practicing
this. There are lots of fake companies in Bangalore and Hyderabad,
which are making fake experience certificates for these candidates
at high prices. This unethical practice of employers and candidates
is a crime and is quickly becoming a big racket consisting of a
network of employers who are a danger to our civilized society.
Why do candidates
show fake experience? The reason is simple - they want
to work at a higher position with higher salary. They donít
want to struggle and grow. These type of candidates look only
for shortcuts in life.
is being unethical during the time of interview, how can we
trust them in corporate organizations with so much confidential
candidates can share company and client information with other
organizations. These youngsters are not being guided properly
and they donít know how things can go against them!
who produce fake experience letters do not understand that
their actions will not help in taking them a long way.
Almost all big
and mid level organizations have stringent background verifications.
There are both internal and
external background verifications happening for each new employee.
The truth canít be hidden for too long. Fake candidates will fail
in their background verifications and will eventually have to leave
the company due to unethical practices. This would result in lack
of respect among your colleagues and you will have a black mark
in your career. This will pinch you for a long time.
to do perform tighter background verifications for all selected
candidates. As an employer, you must ask for reference checks
for these candidates before they join your organisation. We,
recruiters need to perform thorough research about the company
where the candidate is working. Google and LinkedIn can be
of great help. Not only go through their website but also
other websites, which has reviews of the company.
You can also
read articles written by the media about these companies.
This way, you can get a brief idea about the company. We have
a few websites where we can find out whether the company is
registered or not.
I had worked for an organization, where we were doing background
verification process for a US Client. There was a website
where we could verify the schooling and college education
of the candidates in the USA. We need similar websites in
India, where we can verify the education details of the candidates.
At the end,
I would like to conclude by saying fake experience can never
help you. Let us be sensible and work hard, success will
come at the right time.
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Writer: Pankaj Sinha, working as an HR Executive
for R Systems International Ltd in Chennai since 2 years. I am also
a published author of the book 'Call Center & Recruitment Manual'
by Bright Publications. [email protected]m