Recruitment process has always been a long-winded process in order to screen the cream of the crop out of a large pool of talents in Malaysia. Various job seeking platforms and mobile apps have been introduced in the market to make recruitment processes more efficient.
However, the real challenge is to determine whether the recruit or potential employees are legit. With recent cases of fake qualifications among people of top positions that went viral across the country just weeks earlier, more and more people have taken the extra mile to conduct extensive background checks not only to ensure the qualifications and skills match the job descriptions, but also to create a healthier working environment within an organisation.
Realising the society’s need for a quick background check, Verity Intelligence Sdn Bhd, a leading background screening and verification company in Malaysia and Singapore, launches Verity Plus Online (www.verityplusonline.com). This first of its kind service in Malaysia helps local consumers to quickly verify whether their potential employees are legit via a simple online system.
Founder, Mark Leow developed the Verity Plus Online platform (VPO) to help make Malaysia a better and safer place. “We regularly see reports in the media about Internet scams, identity thefts, children abuse at daycare centres and more recently, news about professionals with fake credentials. By launching VPO, we allow SME’s and individuals to run background checks on people easily at an affordable rate starting from RM140,” he said.
The company that has been established in 2010 has served more than 500 clients and screened more than 100,000 individuals. Of this total number, 90% background screenings were done by employers to verify their future employees to provide a risk-free working environment.
VPO that is fully developed by Malaysians aims to assist mothers to check on the background caregivers to ensure the safety of their children while being cared by babysitters.
The platform also helps SMEs to screen potential employers and for homeowners to verify the future tenants. These background checks include verifying a person’s identity, checking for criminality / integrity, checking for credit default, and information on past or ongoing civil litigations and other critical integrity checks.
With VPO, individuals may also conduct self-check regularly. As a job seeker, a background verification enhances one’s credibility as a potential employee. It is also important for individuals to assess their personal financial records in the event of possible identity theft.
To give users peace of mind, VPO complies to the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) and offers turnaround time for any reports from as soon as 1 to 5 business days.
For large corporate clients, Verity Intelligence (www.verityintel.com) is trusted by more than 500 companies in Malaysia and Singapore and offers customised background screening solutions to meet every company’s differing and intensive requirements.