Background screening discrepancies in APAC
Widely recognised as the economic growth engine of the world, Asia Pacific growth rates have hovered around 6 percent for more than a decade. This growth, coupled with the region’s innate diversity, creates some unique trends, challenges and approaches in background screening.
In general, multinational and local companies in Asia Pacific have consistently strengthened their background screening processes. The international schools segment has however failed to keep pace with other industry sectors such as finance, healthcare, energy, manufacturing and information technology. This despite the Council of International Schools and the International Taskforce for Child Protection recommending an increase in the levels of background screening.
If statistics from other sectors within APAC can be relied upon as an indicator of what can be expected, there is no question that International Schools could expect to find a significant number of discrepancies in the details supplied to them by potential employees. The size of this discrepancy is likely to be close to the 17.3% rate found by First Advantage across other industry sectors in 2016.