More than never before, many organizations and employers are now beginning to understand and key into the idea of running background checks on their employees. . Gone are the days when nobody reckoned with or saw the need to run background checks on their staff. With the current state of our nation, Nigeria, one need to be well aware that one can’t be too careful. Howbeit, these organizations realize that there are many bottlenecks around the process of conducting background checks. Hence, these organizations usually prefer to outsource background checks to external vendors.
As a case study, Talents and Skills Africa Consulting now has the capacity to do identity management for anyone and everyone within the shores of Nigeria. As much as this is an extremely laudable measure, it is not without its own limitations. For instance; as much as it is feasible us as an HR and Background Church Agency to verify any address in Nigeria from the comfort of their office, we understand the significance of going ahead to verify the address physically. Another scenario when an incomplete database affects background check processes is when academic certifications need to be confirmed. Due to the lack of a database, these institutions often resort to sorting through brochures to confirm that a student actually attended their school.
In order for us to make remarkable progress towards having seamless background check processes; it is first required for us to have a viable database in Nigeria. If we must move forward, there is the need to embrace technology as a tool to execute background check services. Once the database is in place, it becomes feasible to create a solution that is easy to use for consumers.
We earnestly hope that in the nearest future; Nigeria would have systems in place to make it possible for background check companies to automate their processes.