Background verification is a crucial procedure in the hiring process of many companies; police verification being one of the most important aspects that should never be overlooked. It is the responsibility of any company to make sure that they create a safe and secure work environment for all their employees, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is by conducting a thorough police verification and court records check.
With the number of job applicants providing false information about themselves on their resume increasing (15% candidates in 2017 as per AuthBridge's Annual Trend Report), you can never be too careful when it comes to background verification. If you unknowingly hire someone with a criminal background or currently involved in any kind of organised crime, you are putting not just your present employees but your customers, brand and entire company at risk. Especially if it is for a position that requires employees to handle confidential or sensitive company information, a thorough criminal background check is a must.
To avoid any mistakes, most companies include police verification in their background screening process. This is, of course, an important process. However, just police verification is not enough of a risk mitigation process anymore in the kind of world we live in today. So, how can you be sure that a potential employee is not a threat to your company? The answer is to combine police verification with a court record check.
How Court records check helps in mitigating risks
Just a few years ago, the idea of combining police verification and a court record check to unmask any criminal activity of a candidate seemed like a far-fetched idea. However, today, various courts across the country have adopted the practice of digitising records, instead of having them on paper. This makes it extremely easy for background verification companies to access any court record they need to verify. Moreover, you can be guaranteed that the information brought to light is reliable and true.
Why combine Police Verification and Court Records Check
Police verification is conducted in the police jurisdiction of the address where the individual resides. This may be permanent address or temporary address of residence. However, if the individual would have committed a crime in areas other than the area of residence, the cases might not be found during police verification and the criminal might get an easy pass. In order to ensure that background verification results cover it all, a PAN India court records check can help uncover any instance of civil or criminal activity associated with the individual.
However, police verification is a must as police records are updated in local jurisdiction and can throw results of violation for recent time intervals. Through a combined police verification and court records check, any company can find out if a civil court case or criminal court case has been filed against a candidate, and/or verify if he or she has provided correct details about themselves. This will ensure that no candidate who is a threat to the safety and integrity of the company is hired.
How technology facilitates police verification and court records check
One of the major reasons why police verification along with court records check is flourishing in the country is because of advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and various tech-driven platforms like APIs. With such technologies at the disposal of background verification companies, it is much easier to get the work done.
There is more or less no paper needed, you can be sure of the result as efficiency is increased using state-of-the-art technology and there is no room for manual errors. You can save time too as results can be received in real-time. As you can see, court records check, contrary to what many people think, is not a process that is time-consuming and resource-consuming, thanks to technological advancements.
Here at AuthBridge, we have collected and carefully indexed millions of litigation records in India so that they can be searched and found in the most efficient manner for our police verification and court records check processes. On top of this, our experienced team of qualified analysts carefully assess each and every result in case of any false matches so that the final report is error-free and made easy to consume for our clients. To know more, schedule an appointment with one of our experts today.