Sectors that need stronger background screening policies

There is a saying that you should “fake it till you make it”, but it does make you wonder how many unqualified people are doing jobs that they’re not qualified for.

Some people do not think twice about lying and forging their records to land a coveted job, even when they don’t have the skills for it. If you’re not careful, your doctor, dentist, engineer, accountant or even CEO/MD could be putting you at risk by being a fake.

While the practice of background screening is slowly becoming commonplace in the corporate world, the adoption rate across different sectors are widely disproportionate, especially among non financial institutions.

The financial sector, led by Bank Negara, has been adopting background screening as part and parcel of their stringent procedures and processes to ensure the integrity of their people.

Here are some sectors that need to increase the stringency of their hiring process and ensure that jobs that require high-skills are matched with talents that are equally qualified:

  • Science and Engineering
  • Healthcare and Medicine
  • Childcare and Education
  • Banking and Finance
  • Public Services
  • Law and Legal Services
  • Non-profit and Non-governmental organisations
  • Law enforcement
  • The Military
  • Technology
  • Security

Pre-hire screenings and regular on-the-job screenings greatly benefits organizations as it provides employers insights into a person’s qualification and ensures their abilities and skills are up to par.

At Verity Intelligence, we believe that it is better to be safe than sorry, especially when you are looking to people you want to work with for the long term. The right type of employees contributes not just to organization interests but also the betterment of their respective industries.

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