India’s top two IT Companies Cognizant India & Accenture in India laid off a few of their employees due to Failed Background Checks in 2022.
Cognizant India reported 6 percent involuntary attrition in the September ending quarter of FY22, which also includes the sacking of employees due to failed background checks.
Accenture in India also fired a few employees as they presented fake documents and experience letters to obtain jobs with the organization.
Layoffs are a difficult decision for companies but 2022 has been a year of layoffs. Top tech companies have either frozen the hiring process or laid off employees.
IT companies are now taking necessary measures to insure to spot fraud in virtual interviews. The companies are building a system for a smooth hiring process to capture any fraud or manipulation during virtual interviews.
According to the reports of the Economic Times, Srikanth Karra, chief HR officer, Mphasis said, “Similarly, firms such as Mphasis have come up with a software to prevent lip-syncing during video interview rounds and are conducting rigorous background checks with an aim to filter out fake profiles at the very early stage of an interview process.”
Ashok Hariharan, founder, and CEO of background verification firm IDfy has said that the cases of impersonation during a virtual interview have also been on the rise.
Ajay Trehan, founder and chief executive of AuthBridge said, “These stringent processes for employee background checks are becoming critical for the IT services and banking, financial services, and insurance sectors as well which allow a high degree of virtual work for technical roles.”
For this concern, the companies are updating the process to capture the current issues or fraud instances. According to various reports, to minimize the practices of background the companies have started including various tools. Additionally, The companies also digitally verify addresses during virtual interviews.