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Irregularities Found in India Background Checks

Tue, September 15th, 2015 - 12:23 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group conducts  a large volume of International Background Checks, including a great many from India. Indian searches are often exacting and  specific documentation is typically required. for the different searches.  So we take special note of our competitor’s white papers and surveys.


Interesting facts posted  in a recent Hireright Trends Report Survey–

India ranks fourth in resume frauds in the Asia Pacific.  HireRight  said nearly three out of 10 screenings in the country contained a discrepancy.

These discrepancies comprised fabrications or inaccuracies in resumes related to education, employment and professional licences.

The report showed while there has been an increase in hiring in 2015, the percentage of discrepancies had also risen from a year ago. “There has been an increase in resume fraud in the current quarter (April-June) from the previous January-March quarter,”  said Edward Hickey, managing director, APAC, HireRight. The discrepancy rate for January-March was 16.31 per cent, which rose to 22.55 per cent in April-June.

The report is based on data drawn from employment background verifications conducted by HireRight in India. Of the 23,539 screenings conducted, 22.55 per cent were found to have discrepancies.

Discrepancies related to education were the highest at 40.80 per cent. These included candidates lying about their qualifications to obtain better jobs. This is followed by discrepancies over professional licences at 8.82 per cent. In the Asia Pacific region, Malaysia was on the top of the list, followed by Singapore, the Philippines and India.

Among Indian cities, Surat led with discrepancies in education at 68.09 per cent followed by Mumbai (53 per cent) and Ahmedabad (51.41 per cent). Kochi, Patna and Jaipur had the least discrepancy rates at 25 per cent, 21.43 per cent and 18.24 per cent, respectively.

Corra Group to be Close for Labor Day

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 - 10:02 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group, the premier background checking service for employment screening and corporate research will be closed on Monday, September 7th, for the Labor Day Holiday.  We will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, September 8th.

We want  to wish everyone a safe and healthy Labor Day Weekend.


Corra Group Expands Drug Testing Background Checks to Accommodate New Demand

Wed, September 2nd, 2015 - 9:59 am - By Gordon Basichis

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El Segundo, CA (PRWEB)August 18, 2015

Corra Group is expanding its drug testing services so that clients will having an easier time finding collection sites in proximity to their offices or close the homes of their employment candidates. The El Segundo, California based Employment Screening Company is offering both hair and urine testing through its two main partners, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp.

“We have seen new demand for drug tests,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “To best service our clients we are offering a full range of drug tests through both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. Both are national companies with a quantity of drug collection sites throughout the United States.

“Having more choices for collection sites makes it more convenient for our clients to send employment candidates for drug tests,” said Gustavson. “And with our new ordering system, ordering electronic chain of custody forms is very simple.”

Gustavson pointed out that Corra Group offers both urine and hair drug tests. He noted the urine drug tests can consist of anywhere from the more standard five or ten panel drug tests to the more specialized twelve panel drug tests often mandated by medical facilities.

“Corra Group can facilitate DOT drug testing,” said Gustavson. “We now offer hair tests in both the standard five panel format and the five panel hair drug test with opiates. Hair drug tests are background checks that can detect drugs in the candidate’s system as far back as ninety days.”

Gustavson took note that employers conducting drug tests should be aware that even with the legalization and the liberalization of marijuana, employees can still be fired for its usage.

For the full release please click on this link.

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