A prospective employee of TCS was surprised when his parents called from his native place, saying that they received a call from some agency of TCS and the person was asking questions like
The humble parents of the expert job hopper were a bit worried about these questions. But the smart techie clarified that this was a routine procedure for BackGroundCheck (Commonly known as BGC). However, in many of the cases the verification agency is not trained enough to ask the right questions. For example, in this case, the question number 3 and 4 was out of place. Probably the verifying agency is the same who verifies the client for giving loan. So the questions were the same. Anyways, it is a routine procedure and followed by most of the companies.
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Background check process provides guidelines to ensure that only candidates with bona fide credentials join a company. We are aware of fake degrees provided by private institutions in India, it becomes very easy in terms of scoring average aggregate marks to join any organization by those kind of applicants and employees, whereas other candidates with less than aggregate even if they have their original degree it becomes bit tough to be get placed comparatively. For security and safeguard of company’s reputation and rules it is necessary a person clear his background check. Even if the previous organization has already completed background Check, the candidate may still need to go through background check process of the prospect employer.
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Usually, the background check is waived off for campus recruits as the college would have verified most of the documents of the candidate. The company has tie up with the placement committee, so there are very less chance of fraud.
Database & passport verification check will be applicable to all off campus recruits. Additional due diligence is done for off-campus guys.
Background verification is applicable for all lateral hires, across all levels of organizations of India. The HR of NSR (National Skills Registry) empanelled company will say that verification will be mandatory. NSR is an initiative of the NASSCOM towards having a database of prospective candidates with Background check completion from registered vendors. Some of the NSR empanelled companies are HP, Wipro, CTS, Accenture etc.
Note that NSR is NOT mandatory.
For Contract hires, the process is slightly different
Regular lateral background checks are applicable in case a campus joiner is rehired in a firm. For lateral rehires, only the differential checks are applicable. Both are subject to any client mandatory checks.
Associates who worked with any company onsite and rejoining in India, the differential Background verification check is applicable and such client mandatory checks. Any negative Background verification from the client will be handled strictly as per the company’s policy
All associates from M&A organization will undergo Background verification as per the agreement signed at the time of Merger/acquisition and would undergo client specific Background check at the time of deployment at client projects.
Some people think that police verification is done during Background check but this is not the case. You don’t need to go to a police station like you had to do for passport verification. It is a simple verification of documents by the HR of your company and some designated third party verification agency. This is normally conducted within 30 days from the Date of Joining of the of the employee. It looks easy after clearing your interview and joining any company but the major part of the job is background check. The process may include:
The HR should mail the list of entire required document to the candidate. Background check documents and reports are confidential documents & circulated only within the HR
Community based on specific business justification. Some companies make a central repository and give limited access
They are either asked to upload the scanned copy of the document in an internal portal or they are asked to send self attested copies of the documents to the HR.Timely submission of relevant documents is required
They are responsible for conducting the background check. It is important that they maintain a high level of Data confidentiality and adhere to their service level agreement
When it comes to making decisions in hiring, the corporate would like to consider the complete background check of the job applicants. Most of the IT services companies are very strict about the background check as their reputation in front of the client is at stake. To summarize, I would say:
Background Check (BGC) is a necessary formality.