Uncomplicated techniques to grab a job

Uncomplicated techniques to grab a job!

India Today | August 21, 2018 |

The job market today is more competitive than ever before, as the Indian economy is booming and the middle class is expanding at historical levels.There are several reasons for this cut-throat competitive atmosphere, perhaps the most obvious is the relatively few well-paying jobs in proportion to the number of new graduates each year.
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Why is background verification significant for BFSI sector?

The Banking & Finance Post | August 17, 2018 |

Banking and finance are the most critical and sensitive sectors in an economy, as they are intrinsically involved with an individual’s property, money, and investments. However, several highly publicised cases of scandals and frauds involving a number of established banks have come to light recently, which has greatly eroded the public’s confidence in them.
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Col John Chenetra

A new battlefield

The Hindu | August 16, 2018 |

Col. John Chenetra, president, SecUR Credentials, says, “I joined the Army as an officer but as part of my induction programme, I had to live with the troops and learn about everyone’s job. It was a one-month exercise aimed at helping us shed our egos and put ourselves in each other’s shoes,”
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Demanding skill and efficiency

Demanding skill and efficiency

The Statesman | August 10, 2018 |

Human Resource departments have three simple objectives. While Employee Acquisition entails recruiting the most effective people for the job, Resource Retention makes sure existing employees continue with the company and Productivity Tracking help strain new resources to improve their performance and productivity. The key to a successful career in this sector is to develop the skillsets required to efficiently execute these core objectives. While careers in HR are rife with hurdles and challenges, success in the domain is easy through perseverance and commitment to hard work.
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simple way to increase your chances

Simple Ways to Increase Your Chances of Securing Any Job

Entrepreneur | August 4, 2018 |

The job market today is arguably more competitive than ever before, despite the fact that the Indian economy is booming and the middle class is expanding at historical levels. There are several reasons for this abject atmosphere of competitiveness, but perhaps the most obvious is the relatively few well-paying jobs in proportion to the sheer number of new graduates each year.
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Background checks of delivery staff: E-comm’s next big challenge

ET Retail | July 25, 2018 |

Indian retail in general and thee-commerceindustry in particular are witnessing growth rates which are unprecedented in any major economy in the world today. India’s retail sector is conservatively expected to cross the USD 1 trillion mark by 2020 according to leading analysts which amounts to a 20% growth each year, far outpacing the likes of USA, Japan, Germany, and even China.
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When top honcho is a liar

When top honcho is a liar

DNA | June 21, 2018 |

The corporate world woke up to a shocker recently. Ramesh Tainwala, CEO of luggage maker Samsonite was compelled to pack his bags and exit the company on account of having falsely claimed to possess a doctorate in business administration. This Samsonite episode is not a rare occurrence in the corporate world. Experts point out that candidates being opaque about their qualifications, work experience, or personal details is common across companies, and hierarchies.
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Secur Credentials This start-up

Secur Credentials: This start-up has signed up clients in the retail and e-commerce space

The Financial Express | June 13, 2018 |

Mumbai-headquarterd SecUR Credentials, one of India’s largest employee background verification companies, came into existence in 2016 when Pankaj Vyas and Rahul Belwalkar decided to convert their vision for due-diligence in employee onboarding into an organisation.
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Veterans or Millennials

Veterans or Millennials – Who Should You Hire?

Entrepreneur | June 11, 2018 |

Veterans or millennial – who should you hire? This is one of the most debatable topics for talent managers in recent times and we are sure you have also thought about it at some point in time. Millennials are the passionate, hardworking and extremely capable generation who see value differently than other generations, which are then translated into how their work ethic is perceived. While on the other side, Veterans are steady, loyal, can withstand pressure and use their experience to provide guidance and direction to this energy.
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5 simple steps for attracting

5 Simple Steps for Attracting The Best Talent In The Workforce

Entrepreneur | June 01, 2018 |

A company is nothing more than a collection of people, who’ve come together to achieve a common goal. This is why any organisation is only as strong, innovative, and reputable as the people it employs, as they in many ways personify the company and everything it stands for. All things remaining equal, a well-motivated, professional team will be far more effective at fulfilling their company’s objectives than an average one.
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5 things recruiters

5 things your campus recruiter will look into

India Today | May 29, 2018 |

Campus placements refer to the period of the academic cycle when companies approach colleges looking to recruit new talent into their ranks. While it’s a well-known fact that this period is marked by considerable stress on the part of the applicants, what’s not common knowledge are the very similar emotions exhibited on the part of the recruiters, who risk their company’s time, money, and reputation in their search for the ideal candidate.
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Why are background checks important despite roadblocks

Why are background checks important despite roadblocks

People Matters | May 11, 2018 |

The idea of comprehensive background checks are slowly but surely gaining acceptance. They function as a failsafe measure in the company’s favor by helping the organization determine whether or not the candidate they’re considering hiring is the right fit and if the details on their resume are authentic.
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3 tips

3 tips to effectively manage layoffs

Entrepreneur | May 7, 2018 |

No matter how much you try and avoid, layoffs will haunt you at some point in time. In the recent years, with volatility in the global economy, layoffs have become a common occurrence and it’s considered as one the most difficult times of the company. Even though layoffs are an unplanned event, it invites bad press but most importantly stains the reputation of the company in the human capital market in long-term and will affect the overall nature of the business.
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clear your job interview

6 Cs you must have to clear your job interview without worrying

India Today | May 7, 2018 |

According to a report published by IRIS Knowledge Foundation in collaboration with UN-Habitat, every third person in India, a country of 1.3 billion people, will be one of the youth, making it the youngest country in the world by 2020. The average age of Indians will be 29. As the workforce increases in volume, every individual will have to compete with their peers in order to stand out from others in the talent pool — and consequently outperform others in job interviews.
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Simple Protocols For Fintech

Simple Protocols For Fintech Start-ups Looking To Hire The Right Talent

Afternoon DC | May 2, 2018 |

Fintech, short for Financial-Technology, is an umbrella term used to describe the pursuits of companies to enhance accessibility, simplicity, convenience, and utility of financial services through technology, be it mobile banking services, investment applications, or cryptocurrency, to name a few. This industry as a whole has recently come into the public consciousness given the hype around Bitcoin and the Modi government’s drive for a ‘cashless India’ following the 2017 demonetisation efforts; and as a result has grown exponentially.
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The risk of poor employee background checks in India

ET CFO | April 24, 2018 |

Background checks are an indispensable component of any employee screening mechanism, and they are gaining mainstream acceptance worldwide given the fact that up to 50% of all job seekers admit to falsifying crucial details on their applications. These checks are put in place to assure the company on behalf of whom the process has been initiated that the candidate they’re looking to hire isn’t just well suited to the job at hand, but even whether they are who they say they are.
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low credit score

60 per cent companies don’t hire an employee with a low credit score: Here’s what it means

India Today | April 24, 2018 |

It is becoming increasingly common for companies, especially in the financial industry, to run a credit check on prospective employees as a condition of hire. A bad credit history may land you in trouble and might make it difficult for you to get the job you want. The situation can turn out to be a lot more challenging if you have a history of bankruptcy.
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Why Background Checks Are Vital To Business Success

CXO Today | April 05, 2018 |

A company is only as good as the people with whom it associates, which is why it becomes necessary to have effective background screening processes in place to weed out candidates who may be detrimental to the organisation’s interests. Whether or not it’s fair, the unfortunate truth is that a company will always be held liable for the actions of the people it employs, regardless of the circumstances.
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Background checks Slippery tracks

Background checks: Slippery tracks and solutions

People Matters | March 14, 2018 |

Background check (BGC) is an employee screening mechanism to verify the viability, truthfulness, identity and in some cases the criminal and behavioral tendencies of a potential candidate, particularly for a position that requires high security or trust. It is an important component of the hiring process, regardless of the size of the organization or the nature of the industry. It’s through this system that a company’s HR department can take an informed decision as to whether a candidate will prove to be an asset to the organization or a liability.
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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom for Every Shepreneur Out There

Entrepreneur | March 08, 2018 |

The number of women entrepreneurs in the country is not very impressive. In fact, according to the Women Business Ownership survey, India ranked 49 among 54 economies globally. There are numerous efforts taken by both the central government and state governments to increase the contribution by women to the country’s start-up ecosystem. One such initiative is Maharashtra government’s exclusive policy for women entrepreneurs, which includes various subsidies and grants for setting a she-owned business in the state. But there have been no concrete results! If one says there is a lack of opportunities in the Indian market, many wouldn’t agree as women are known for creating opportunities and not seeking.
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3 Qualities That Women

3 Qualities That Women In Leadership Roles Should Possess

Businessworld | March 06, 2018 |

The institutional and societal barriers that have for generations prevented women from participating in the workforce, have largely faded into irrelevance. Today, we women find ourselves in senior leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies, media organisations, NGOS, and even the government. We’ve overcome a lot to have come this far, and it has taken considerable perseverance, trial and error, and on the job learning. Thus, with a whole new generation of women entering the workforce, destined for success, it’s our duty to bestow upon them the knowledge we’ve acquired through our experiences during our careers. While hard work, confidence, and discipline are essential to career growth, leadership is a very different art to master.
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Dispelling 5 Myths

Dispelling 5 Myths About Women In Leadership Positions

Businessworld | March 06, 2018 |

Women are often the subject of many myths and stereotypes, and more so in the workplace. While these misconceptions are seemingly benign, even amusing, the fact of the matter is, women are much more than one can fathom about them. With their sheer grit and perseverance, they have shattered the glass ceiling and proven their mettle. Here are some of the most common myths that the women are debunking everyday with their talent and leadership skills. Reality: While family responsibilities slow down women’s careers to some degree, it is by no means an obstacle against them managing senior roles in organisations.
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Will linking aadhaar

Will linking aadhaar to educational certificates have any impact?

Businessworld | February 28, 2018 |

The recent government-drive to link the Aadhaar number to degrees and certificates is projected to make the screening process faster, easier, and more accurate. The system of linking the Aadhaar card to educational degrees is still in progress, but once accomplished this information will be made available to employers and verifiers via the NCS (NationalCareer Service) portal.
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Blockchain Could

Blockchain Could Have Blocked Nirav Modi

PC Quest | February 27, 2018 |

CEO of SecUR Credentials, a background screening company Rahul Belwalkar says, “Currently, the numbers of PSU’s that opt for Background screening are low because of HR Practices that have been ingrained through the years and their resistance to change these practices. We also suspect that there are push backs from unions as well because of which HR policies haven’t changed in a while. There has been a rise in number of private sector banks and NBFCs that are not only conducting background screening but are also doing regular credit checks on their employees who at the end of the day handle large amounts of clients’ money.
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Here’s How HR Technologies

Here’s how HR Technologies are optimising employee performance

Express Computers | February 20, 2018 |

As much as many companies seemingly view their Human Resource department as an obligatory expenditure, the fact of the matter is that good HR management is a significant determinant of the long-run success or failure of the organisation. When properly utilised, a modern Human Resource department can add substantial value to its company by recruiting only the most qualified candidates and retaining them once they’ve been hired. While the basic objectives of HR like talent acquisition, retention, optimising productivity, and securing employee welfare, remain unchanged, the tactics employed have evolved considerably over the last few years especially given the rapid advancements in technology.
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Focus on MSME sector

PNB fallout: focus back on ‘KYE’

The Hindu | February 17, 2018 |

Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials — a listed background screening company — says proper and systematic employee background verification is the need of the hour but the number of public sector units that opt for background checks are low in India because human resources practices have not evolved and there is a resistance to change. “We also suspect that there are push backs from unions as well because of which HR policies haven’t changed in a while. There has been a rise in number of private sector banks and NBFCs that are not only conducting background screening but are also doing regular credit checks on their employees who at the end of the day handle large amounts of clients’ money,” Mr. Belwalkar said.
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Focus on MSME sector

Focus on MSME sector to boost entrepreneurship, jobs: Experts

Business Standard | February 01, 2018 |

Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials noted that the focus on improving quality of education is a good move by the government and this will create more employable population. “Increased focus on MUDRA means government recognises MSME’s are going to be critical job creators making MSME’s a major engine of growth and employment,” Belwalkar added. According to experts, the government footing at least a part of the employers’ contribution bill should encourage more employers to adhere to compliances and increase formalisation of the MSME sector.
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Most Common Things People Lie

Most Common Things People Lie About on Their Resume

Entrepreneur | January 26, 2018 |

When hiring professionals, a company relies on the information provided on the applicant’s resume to decide whether the candidate is apt for the job vacancy. However, in today’s rapidly developing employment market, job seekers are tempted to fake information on their resumes for several reasons. Even in a market that favours job seekers, the fear of losing out on an opportunity urges them to falsify information in their CVs.
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A Research On Employee Background Verification Trends for Startups

Techstory | January 23, 2018 |

Background verification is not only a matter of due diligence and global best practices of business but the first step in ensuring that your business, clients and fellow employees can be safeguarded safeguarding from untoward events. Over the past years, we have seen an expansion in the sectors which conduct within our year of operations we have conducted a fair number of background checks for a wide variety of industries.
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Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Experts speak on what Finmin must do for health, IT, realty and other key sectors

International Business Times | January 22, 2018 |

Employment and Job Market Sector: Rahul Belwalkar, chief executive officer of SecUR Credentials, highlights the need for active government intervention in the jobs sector. With 1.2 crore people entering the Indian workforce each year, and only 20 lakh people getting hired, there is a need for a government driven initiative like the greatly anticipated National Employment Policy (NEP) which addresses the crucial issue of job creation. This policy will have a broad roadmap outlined for all the employers and workers in a bid to create quality jobs across all sectors through economic, social and labour policy.
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Edtech sector growing fast

Edtech sector growing fast; poor digital infra big challenge

The Economic Times | January 19, 2018 |

“In addition to the poor digital infrastructure, sustained engagement with candidates who don’t see value beyond just skills learnt is difficult, leading to a high drop-off rate,” said Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials.
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India faces digital infra challenge

India faces digital infra challenge

The Hans India | January 18, 2018 |

“In addition to the poor digital infrastructure, sustained engagement with candidates who don’t see value beyond just skills learnt is difficult, leading to a high drop-off rate,” said Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials.
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Background Screening In India Needs Regulation

Background Screening In India Needs Regulation

TPC Quest| January 12, 2018 |

The background verification process has taken large steps since its inception decades ago. As a practice, background verification became increasingly prevalent only recently when third-party verification agencies set up shop in India. They catered mostly to multinational companies, who followed the best practices similar to those in the countries that they were headquartered in.
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10 workplace trends

10 workplace trends to watch out for

Mint | January 08, 2018 |

Being human is the buzzword for Indian businesses as employees look for empathy, ethical practices and good old-fashioned personal interactions. Recruiters have realized that the best way to know if a job candidate is a good cultural fit for the organization is to check his/her Facebook profile or Twitter feed. That’s why 2018 will be the year of stricter social media checks. Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials, a employee background verification company, says, “There is a discernible trend towards garnering a more subjective evaluation of the candidate and a social media profile can be quite revealing when it comes to aspects that aren’t mentioned in the resume.”
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HR Trends to Look out

HR Trends to Look out for in 2018

DQ India | January 04, 2018 |

Attempts towards hiring automation have been visible for a while now and will become more pronounced in the coming year. The field of talent assessments, an integral part of modern HR practices, is witnessing a major flux too.
Predictive Analytics The flavor of the season for talent assessments seems to be predictive analytics and machine learning. More and more companies are banking heavily on data driven technology to allow them to make more accurate hiring decisions.
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new year holds for HR

What the new year holds for HR

DNA | January 04, 2018 |

In 2017, we had witnessed trends from change management, gender equality, innovation, fair workplaces to inclusive management. Let’s look at few trends that we believe shall command 2018. Dynamic positions: In a traditional workplace, every employee has a clear job description along with a definite position. However, many employees these days are handling tasks which are not a part of their job profile. The next trend should be dynamic and flexible job profile and position.
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Lies ahead in HR

What lies ahead in HR tech space

DNA | January 04, 2018 |

It’s that time of the year when everyone is making predictions about, well, pretty much everything. In the HR Tech space, there are articles galore about the new technological innovations that will take the world (or at least the HR world) by storm. Words like artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots and machine learning are bandied about with much abandon. A look at similar articles from the previous years though would seem to suggest that such themes have been around for a while. Sometimes, just the nomenclature and the names change but ground realities seem to be different.
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Data science

Getting the right culture fit through competencies

Hindu Business Line | January 04, 2018 |

Layoffs and hiring freezes in Indian IT are likely to continue in 2018, but it’s not as hopeless as it seems. Despite the sector laying off over 56,000 employees in 2017, there is still a high demand for skills in new technologies. Because, after remaining “niche skills” for several years, jobs involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data have become mainstream of late.

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Data science

AI, data science and other fields Indian techies can skill themselves in to survive the IT bust

Scroll | January 04, 2018 |

Layoffs and hiring freezes in Indian IT are likely to continue in 2018, but it’s not as hopeless as it seems. Despite the sector laying off over 56,000 employees in 2017, there is still a high demand for skills in new technologies. Because, after remaining “niche skills” for several years, jobs involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data have become mainstream of late.

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India Edu Trends 2017

Indian Education Trends of 2017

Digitallearning | January 03, 2018 |

The education sector in India has seen several trends that helped the sector to improve the processes and to bring its standard at par with the global level. Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials, writes about such trends of 2017 for Elets News Network (ENN).

The youth hold the key to the future, and with India being the second most populous country in the world, comprising majorly youth, it is imperative that they are provided with quality education to enable them to become successful entrepreneurs or servicemen.Here are three trends to leverage to this effect-

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IT industry likely

IT industry likely to add 2 lakh jobs this year

The Hindu Business Line | January 01, 2018 |

The year 2017 was a year of disruption for Indian job landscape, but hiring scenario looks glossy in the new year with likely addition of 2 lakh jobs in the IT industry, experts say. The Indian job market is in a state of flux, thanks to rising adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), and according to experts, upskilling is the only way employees will be able to survive this transitory phase. While rising adoption of automation technologies will lead to job losses for some segments, sectors such as mobile manufacturing, Fintech and start-ups look bullish going ahead.

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Big data, machine learning

Big data, machine learning, AI to shape job market in 2018

The Hindu Business Line | December 31, 2017 |

The year 2018 will see a sharp increase in demand for professionals with skills in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, even as people with capabilities in Big Data and Analytics will continue to be the most sought after by companies across sectors, say sources in the recruitment industry.The Indian IT industry is expected to add around 1.80 lakh to 2 lakh new jobs in 2018. With a strong focus on Digital India, the industry requires 50 percent more workforce. AI alone will create 2.3 million jobs globally by 2020, said Alka Dhingra, General Manager, IT staffing, TeamLease Services, a recruitment company.

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Soaring risks in job

Soaring risks in job market results in professionals fudging CVs

Tech Gig | December 31, 2017 |

As per a survey conducted by January and September, 12 percent of senior applicants were found to have disparities on their CVs, up from 6 percent as compared to the year-ago period. Layoffs across key sectors such as IT/ ITeS and telecom coupled with greater competition has also fueled the trend. “It’s the high-cost resources that are often at greater risk of getting pushed out,” says SecUR Credentials CEO Rahul Belwalkar. “They sometimes resort to this practice to cover up the gaps in employment.” Interestingly middle-level executives also tend to fudge the truth more than juniors.

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Rising dangers in job

Rising risks in job market push executives to fudge CVs

Nelive | December 31, 2017 |

Right here’s a warning for recruiters at Indian firms — it pays to take a more in-depth take a look at resumes. The proportion of senior-level professionals caught fudging particulars to spice up their probabilities of being employed doubled from a 12 months in the past, in accordance with a survey by background verification firm SecUR Credentials to which ET was given unique entry. In accordance with the survey carried out between January and September, 12% of senior candidates had been discovered to have discrepancies on their CVs, up from 6% within the year-earlier interval.

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Rising Risk

Rising risks in job market push executives to fudge CVs

The Economic Times | December 30, 2017 |

Here’s a warning for recruiters at Indian companies — it pays to take a closer look at resumes. The proportion of senior-level professionals caught fudging details to boost their chances of being hired doubled from a year ago, according to a survey by background verification company SecUR Credentials to which ET was given exclusive access.

According to the survey conducted between January and September, 12% of senior applicants were found to have discrepancies on their CVs, up from 6% in the year-earlier period.

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60% school buses don't follow norms

60% school buses don’t follow norms

DNA | December 29, 2017 |

More than 1,000 schools in the city have their own school buses. The School Bus Owners Associations (SBOA) have alleged that around 60 percent of the school buses don’t follow the government norms of school bus safety for school children. The SBOA has threatened the transport department to go on strike from JANUARY 20th if they don’t do away with illegal vans that ferry school children beyond their seating capacities.

The SBOA wrote a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stating how the school bus owners are incurring losses because of the illegal vans which are transporting children at low fare
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Why our Schools are Unsafe

Here’s what HR leaders think will be the top trends of 2018

DailyO | December 29, 2017 |

Unsafe at workplaces, public spaces and everywhere else, but certainly not the school is what you and I always thought. But a spate of crimes against children, from murder to rape to sexual assault, makes us rethink if the school is indeed a child’s second home. Crimes against children on campus, spread over a period of just the past two months, from Kolkata to Dwarka and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) have proved this premise wrong.

If we, as parents, are going wrong in some measure, the school management, teachers, principals, and attendants are to be squarely blamed for being the ground for such activities that could have been prevented.
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Here’s what HR leaders

Here’s what HR leaders think will be the top trends of 2018

MoneyControl | December 29, 2017 |

The year 2017 was a roller-coaster ride for the jobs and human resource space. Be it artificial intelligence, robotics or digital workforce, the message was clear to the existing workforce: ‘Shape up or ship out’. The emphasis was on learning and upgrading one’s skills to meet the expectations of the changing workforce. In 2018, there could be another wave of changes in the space. Top HR leaders list them out for Moneycontrol:Data analytics
Research conducted by Accenture Strategy shows 80 percent of HR and other business leaders are convinced HR should shift its mandate to become a driver of workforce performance

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Terrible year for India Techies

2017 was a terrible year for India’s techies – but things may only get worse

Scroll | December 29, 2017 |

One of the top employment generators until a few years ago, India’s $160 billion IT industry laid off more than 56,000 employees this year. Some analysts believe this spree was worse than the one during the 2008 financial crisis. Meanwhile, hiring plummeted, with entry-level openings having more than halved in 2017, according to experts.Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, two of India’s largest IT companies and once leaders in job creation, reduced their headcounts for the first time ever. Even mid-sized players like Tech Mahindra retrenched several employees.

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Why Employee Background Checks

Why Employee Background Checks Become Necessary?

Businessworld | December 29, 2017 |

While background checks are recognized as legal in India, the employee background screening space remains largely unregulated. Employee-related frauds such as inflated salary slips, exaggerated designations and misleading academic history can not only cause damage to the organization’s brand but also the bottom-line, month-on-month while the employee is still in the system. Organizations today have finally realized the relation between background screening and corporate reputation. Organizations, both big and small, are realizing the risk to their reputation because of precarious hiring and improper on-boarding processes. It is imperative that companies safeguard themselves by performing regular background checks on all its employees while hiring.

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SecUR IPO Synopsis

SecUR Credentials Ltd IPO Synopsis

Capital Market | November 11, 2017 |

Public issue of 14,67,000 equity shares of face value of 10.00 each of secur credentials limited (“The Company” or “The Issuer”) for cash at a price of (Rs)205.00 per equity share (including a share premium of (Rs)195.00 per equity share) (“issue price”) aggregating to (Rs)30.07 crores (“the issue”). of the issue, 75,000 equity shares aggregating to (Rs)1.54 crores will be reserved for subscription by market maker (“market maker reservation portion”). The issue less the market maker reservation portion i.e. Issue of 13,92,000 equity shares of face value of (Rs)10.00 each at an issue price of (Rs)205.00 per equity share aggregating to (Rs)28.54 crores is hereinafter referred to as the “net issue”. The issue and the net issue will constitute 30.01% and 28.48%, respectively of the post issue paid up equity share capital of the company. The face value of the equity shares is (Rs)10 each and the issue price of (Rs)205 is 20.50 times of the face value.

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#3 Key Lessons

#3 Key Lessons Entrepreneurs Learnt From Demonetization

Entrepreneur India | November 9, 2017 |

Though Rahul Belwalkar, CEO, SecUR Credentials is yet to see the long-term effect of demonetization, he feels integrity has never been this important before as India is getting ready for global standards in compliance and business practices.“Increased transparency is the way of the future and for India to ride its wave of growth, adherence to due diligence is imperative. Some initial teething issues notwithstanding, demonetization has had an overall positive impact on the country with increased trust in the ease of setting up and conducting business and decreased the likelihood of dealing with dishonest elements,” he said

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Secur Credentials: Thought-Leader in Background Verification Space

Digital Learning | November 6, 2017 |

With 15 years of experience and 300+ workforce, Secur Credentials has streamlined background verification process through innovation and technology says, Rahul Belwalkar, Chief Executive Officer, Secur Credentials, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN). On the back of today’s high attrition rates and GDP growth rates, overall employment is hitting new highs. Background verification is a practice that was heretofore carried out by companies abroad and by their offshore units as a matter of protocol. Now in the globalised world, it is a standard operating procedure and a matter of due diligence for different companies and institutes.

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SecUR Credentials -CEO Rahul Belwalkar

Subscribe to SecUR Credentials: Investment Imperative

Entrepreneur | November 3, 2017 |

While working for CRP Risk Management Limited, an organization addressing background verification complaints and mainly operating in the bank and insurance space, Rahul Belwalkar realized that the background screening industry in India was relatively underdeveloped as compared to the US market.
The US background screening industry is pegged at about USD 2billion while the Indian counterpart is estimated to be around INR 300 crore.

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Subscribe to SecUR Credentials: Investment Imperative

Money Control | November 1, 2017 |

SecUR Credentials Ltd is a global background screening and due diligence service provider company headquartered in Mumbai with FY17 topline of Rs. 10.1 crores. The company is promoted by Rahul Belwalkar with more than 2 decades of experience in background screening and BFSI. Background screening or background verification of employees to be recruited is critical to the process of Human Capital Management and an all-important risk mitigation tool for the HR organizations. Hence the verification and due diligence solutions provided by the company aid clients in significantly reducing the risk of a bad hire.

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SecUR - SME IPO opens

SecUR Credentials Ltd. SME IPO opens on 1st November 2017 and closes on 3rd November 2017

India| November 1, 2017  |

Mumbai based SecUR Credentials Ltd. will enter the capital market with an IPO of 14,67,000 equity shares of Rs.10 each at a price of Rs. 205 per share, aggregating up to Rs. 30.07 crore. The issue opens on 1st November 2017 and closes on 3rd November 2017. Bids can be made for a minimum 600 equity shares and in multiples of 600 equity shares thereafter.

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SecUR - Economic Times

SecUR Credentials IPO to open on 1 November

The Economic Times | October 31, 2017  |

The IPO page of SecUR Credentials Ltd. captures the details on its Issue Open Date, Issue Close Date, Listing Date, Face Value, Price band, Issue Size, Issue Type, and Listing Date’s Open Price, High Price, Low Price, Close price and Volume. It also captures the Holding Period Returns and Annual Returns.

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SecUR Credentials IPO to open on 1 November

Live Mint | October 30, 2017 |

SecUR Credentials Ltd on Monday said it will kick off its Rs30 crore initial public offering (IPO) on 1 November and the shares would be offered at a price of Rs 205 apiece. The Mumbai-based employee background screening firm would be selling 14.67 lakh shares and the offer is expected to be worth little over Rs30 crore. The IPO will close on 3 November.

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IPO Review

IPO Informations

Smart Investor | October 28, 2017  |

Public issue of 14,67,000 equity shares of face value of 10.00 each of secur credentials limited (The Company or The Issuer) for cash at a price of Rs. 205.00 per equity share (including a share premium of Rs. 195.00 per equity share) (issue price) aggregating to Rs. 30.07 crores (the issue). of the issue, 75,000 equity shares aggregating to Rs. 1.54 crores will be reserved for subscription by market maker (market maker reservation portion). The issue less the market maker reservation portion i.e. Issue of 13,92,000 equity shares of face value of Rs. 10.00 each at an issue price of Rs. 205.00 per equity share aggregating to Rs. 28.54 crores is hereinafter referred to as the net issue. The issue and the net issue will constitute 30.01% and 28.48%, respectively of the post issue paid up equity share capital of the company.The face value of the equity shares is Rs.10 each and the issue price of Rs.205 is 20.50 times of the face value.

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IPO Review

SecUR Credentials Ltd IPO Review, Date, Price, DRHP

Stock Maniacs | October 27, 2017 |

SecUR Credentials Ltd is engaged in the business of Background Screening and Due Diligence. This company’s headquartered in Andheri, Mumbai. SecUR Credentials Ltd is one of the very few India-based BGC companies to be a member of the prestigious US-based National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), APAC Chapter, which is the umbrella body of the largest BGC companies around the globe. The company is coming up with a new issue in the emerge exchange. Let me take you through the SecUR Credentials Ltd IPO review, date, price and DRHP through this post.

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Hiring? ‘SecUR’ against an axe murderer now

The Indian Express | October 9, 2017  |

Every day, numerous cases of fake qualification and experience certificates are furnished while applying for jobs. Many companies spend a considerable amount of time to verify the authenticity of resumes. In fact, IT/ITeS constitutes around two-thirds of the BGC (background verification process) market here. A company aims to deal with this problem across job sectors through the use of a unique, ‘SecUR’ number for employees that can be accessed by companies and be verified instantly.

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HR is both, an organisation’s greatest asset, as well as one of the biggest windows of risk

Express BPD | October 3, 2017  |

The SecUR team has a background of risk management experience, across industries and processes. With a collective experience of close to a 100 years, across the leadership team, whenever we discussed risk management practices (beyond the financial and information security risk most organisations tend to cover), we realised that the Human Resource is both – the organisation’s greatest asset, as well as one of the biggest (and most under-estimated) windows of risk. Any employee, who is not really what he/she appears to be on paper, is a huge internal threat to the organisation. This realisation is what inspired us to set up a venture focused on filtering out this risk, and to make the workplace safer.

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Conman lands lucrative job by posing as PMO official in emails sent to CEOs

Money Control | September 13, 2017  |

Karan Bhalla, 30-year old man who was unable to land any job, decided to take things to the next level by posing as an IAS Officer posted working as a joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and sending emails to the CEOs of various companies, says a report in Indian Express. What’s more surprising is that within five months he actually ended up landing a job at a major events management company in Gurgaon.

Bhalla even managed to get visas for US and Germany after sending emails to embassies by using the same tactic.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Speed up Recruitment Processes

Entrepreneur | September 11, 2017 |

For any organisation, a strong work force is its back bone. The realisation that human capital — as it is now referred to — is core to an organization’s success, has led to an increased emphasis on effective recruitment.

One of the greatest challenges in recruitment though has been in identifying the right candidate among scores of applications. To fill a single position, a recruiter will have to sift through at least 50-60 resumes, which raises the possibility of human error while selecting a candidate.

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This ID Can Hunt Down Fake Job Credentials: Check Out How

Profit NDTV | September 7, 2017  |

A leading verification company has launched an easy way to check fake attributes posted by job seekers in their CVs. SecUR, one of India’s largest background verification companies, has launched a 10-digit code called SecUR Number that can help candidates and employers pre-verify their resumes. The facility which is available to entry as well as senior level candidates will give a detailed verification report of a particular job seeker to himself as well as to his prospective employer within 30 days. The SecUR Number unlocks an independent background verification report – purchased by the job-seeker – which pre-verifies key information on his/her resume.

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Background Verification Impacts the Culture of an Organisation

Tech Story | September 5, 2017  |

India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies today and is predicted to overtake China in the coming years. Ernst and Young has predicted that the Indian workforce will swell to 900 million by 2020, to meet the growing human capital requirements. This new workforce will require enhanced skills that match the growing demands of their employer.

To meet this requirement, recruitment managers and HR personnel have already begun to adopt modern employment procedures. One such procedure is background verification checks on potential employees.

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Using Aadhaar, PAN to weed out fake resumes: Here’s how start-up SecUR Credentials will do it using 10-digit code

First Post | September 4, 2017  |

A resume is not enough anymore to prove your credentials for a job. Increasingly, employers prefer to get a background verification of the candidates seeking jobs. However, background verification is an often underplayed aspect of employment, relevant only to Human Resource (HR) personnel in charge of talent and acquisition. Some of the most fudged details are education and information pertaining to work experience.

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End of fake resumes? Now, 10-digit code launched for instant background verification

Money Control | August 31, 2017  |

The days of fake resumes floating in the job market could be numbered with a 10-digit code being launched that will help candidates pre-verify their resume. Background verification company SecUR Credentials has launched the 10-digit code (SecUR Number) that will be available to candidates from entry level to senior levels.

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‘Don’t chase valuation, chase the right partner’ — 40 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Your Story | August 28, 2017  |

From product to partners, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 40 gems and insights from the week of August 21-27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

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Bootstrapped SecUR Credentials answers the question: is this resume falsified

Your Story | August 24, 2017  |

Mumbai-based SecUR Credentials is a risk management firm that helps verify employee backgrounds. Founded last year, the firm claims revenue of Rs 10 crore during FY 2016-17.

Every founder, no matter what stage his or her company is at, finds hiring a challenge. Looking at profiles, checking backgrounds, talking to friends, families and references — the entire hiring process is tedious. But even after several checks and balances there aren’t any guarantees whether the candidate is the right fit.

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Increase productivity by effectively addressing employee grievances

People Matters | August 23, 2017  |

In a professional set up, every employee is accountable for their performance and each employer is responsible for smooth functioning of the organization. However, a professional or personal discord pertaining to corporate laws, assessments or roles and responsibilities, is likely to arise at some point, which may result in dissatisfaction of the employees. Employers must attempt to address and alleviate such issues to the best of their ability in order to minimise discontentment and maximise productivity.

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