Qualification Screening

Background Screening Index 2016

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Qualification Screening

Background Screening is the process of checking the academic, criminal, or credit history of an employee pre- or post-employment.

Through our annual Background Screening Report, we show via - quantitative and qualitative data - how background screening is one of the most effective ways to determine the accuracy or authenticity of a candidate’s claimed academic, professional, criminal or credit histories.

Qualification Verifications

The majority of MIE’s qualification verifications are processed through the National Qualifications Register (NQR®) which is owned and operated by MIE.

With a database of over 3.8 million graduate records and 25 subscribing tertiary institutions, NQR® verifications are renowned for their accuracy.

MAJOR VS. MINOR DISCREPANCIES

MIE’s results highlight that a candidate’s educational history is the most likely aspect to contain discrepancies when compared to other background screening checks. Within these parameters, lies major and minor discrepancies.

FACT: Minor discrepancies include misrepresented results such as a candidate being in the process of completing their qualification, rather than having been awarded their qualification.

FACT: Major discrepancies include fraudulent results. Such results include a candidate forging or altering their certificate deliberately, or never having been awarded the qualification in the first place.

FACE THE FACTS... According to MIE statistics, qualification verification is one of the most requested background screening checks.

QUALIFICATION RISK 2012 – 2016 (Click to ZOOM)

FACE THE FACTS... In 2016, MIE conducted a total of 561,346 qualification verifications. This reflects an increase of 17% when compared to 2015’s statistics.

Frequently lied about facts on CV’s include:

  • Responsibilities
  • Skills
  • Titles
  • Period of employment
  • Companies worked at
  • Reason for leaving

POSITIVE VS. MISREPRESENTED VS. FRAUDULENT VS. CANCELED QUALIFICATIONS - 2016 (Click to ZOOM)


QUALIFICATION DISCREPANCY (Click to ZOOM)