The back to school season made its return. Kids are not just heading to primary school, but students are starting their collegiate programs. Applicants are enrolling in educational programs to gain additional tools and resources that will be valuable for their future career endeavors. It is great to find that applicant who has the perfect education requirements to fit your needs. It is, however, important to ensure the applicant is providing accurate information around their said educational experience. We read many stories about applicants exaggerating or lying on their resumes and applications. The most common discrepancy is between what is applicant provided verses what is verified.

Education Verification searches are available from One Source to help you confirm an applicant received the degree they said they did. Our search verifies:

  • The School
  • Dates Attended
  • Degree
  • Date Obtained

Additionally, our education verification also includes a search of diploma mills. Diploma mills are online non-accredited schools that offer a diploma or certificate for money, without actually completing the course work.

With a quick search on the internet you can find an online school that will offer a bachelors, masters and even a doctorate for a few hundred dollars. The school does not require any homework, testing or any sort of education. Without an education verification you may choose this candidate over another more qualified candidate that went through many years of schooling at the local educational institute.

It is also important to note, many colleges and universities outsource their enrollment and degree verifications to a third party platform. This platform then charges a fee to search that school’s information. High Schools and GEDs are generally not part of these third-party platforms, so your HR team ends up spending more time verifying the education. One Source is already a registered user with the third-party platform and has policies setup to verify if they are not part of that program.

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Ashley Azar

With over 9 years in the background screening industry, Ashley works with One Source clients to meet their specific needs and expectations. Having worked in several different departments, Ashley has vast experience in all of the services that One Source offers. This experience helps ensure clients are meeting their hiring and retention needs. With each association, the challenge of onboarding and policy excites Ashley.