Importance of Education Verification

  • By Brittany Guyton
  • 18 Aug, 2015
Hiring the right person for the job can be a difficult task when almost 53% of all resumes contain falsifications. It is critical to verify the information listed on an applicant’s resume. This will ensure that the applicant meets the basic requirements for the position. Verifying the education of an applicant is important because if the applicant lied about their education on their resume, they might lack the fundamental skills necessary to perform tasks associated with the position.

Education verification for employment purposes verifies the certification or educational claims of a job applicant. Education background checks confirm the applicant’s type of degree or certificate, graduation date, attendance dates, and any graduating honors. Education from GED, high school, college, university, technical school, or any other educational agency or institution can be verified.
Your business should always verify the education of job applicants because it helps protect employers from negligent hiring claims. Education is often the building block of a person’s success on the job and an education background search will confirm whether the applicant’s education claims are true.

Education verifications are a quick way for your company to determine if an applicant is the right choice for a position. With a majority of applicants willing to falsify information on their resume, it is a risky choice for your business to not confirm an applicant’s education.
Little information is needed from your applicant to run an education background check. Information that may be needed for an education search includes:
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • School Name
  • School City
  • School Region/State
CourtHouse Concepts is an experienced and professional pre-employment screening agency that can help your business confirm the education of any potential employee in a timely manner. CourtHouse Concepts offers a wide variety of pre-employment screening services that allows hiring managers to feel secure about the applicant’s they choose to hire. Visit or call 877-750-3660 today to find out more about how CourtHouse Concepts can help you with pre-employment screening and education verification services. 

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By Mark Ridgeway 13 Oct, 2017
As of April 2017, there are 29 states that allow marijuana use for medical purposes. There is considerable variation in medical cannabis laws from state to state, including how it is produced and distributed, how it can be consumed and what medical conditions it can be used for.

At the federal level, cannabis is still a prohibited substance. However in 2014, the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment  was signed into law, prohibiting the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws.

The following excerpt from a   Society for Human Resource Management  article gives a general overview of how medical marijuana impacts employers and the issues that need to be considered if you are in one of the 29 states:
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