Experian can run extensive professional membership checks, validating a candidate’s membership of professional or technical bodies, their dates of membership and any qualifications gained.
Membership of a professional or technical body can make a CV or job application stand out. It suggests not only exceptional training or expertise, but also a higher level of interest and commitment. For that reason, some applicants have been known to exaggerate or even falsify their membership of such bodies. Indeed, it is estimated that 20-50% of candidates embellish their credentials on CVs¹. Employments based on false or inaccurate information run a very real risk of jeopardising your business’s integrity and reputation.
About the check
Experian professional membership checks alleviate the risk and guesswork from recruitment decisions. We contact professional and technical bodies directly, securing reliable validation of a candidate’s membership, as well as any qualifications gained.
Many businesses are reluctant to conduct thorough background checks, as the process of contacting private individuals and organisations can be daunting, frustrating and overly time-consuming. Outsourcing the pre employment screening process to Experian is an efficient and cost-effective solution, as it frees your staff from chasing unresponsive contacts, allowing them to focus on other tasks.
Professional membership checks can be processed in as little as five days, but the process can take longer when the supplied information is incorrect or when waiting for contacts to respond. At Experian, we have an extensive five stage chase cycle, designed to help ensure that you receive the information you need to process your applications.
We generate clear, concise and accessible reports. Upon receiving a completed reference, you can quickly make those crucial recruitment decisions with confidence.
Source: ¹ CooperLomazNews, Exposed: Forged Employment References, 04.09.13