What is Identity Check and why do it?

Hiring a bad apple is a huge cost in terms of money, resources, and security – with long-term repercussions – for any organization. Identity Verification Checks – a critical aspect of employee screening process – ensure that a potential hire’s true identity is cross-checked and verified to confirm that the credentials supplied by him/ her are authentic and genuine.

When a company seeks to fill its job openings, it generally advertises the position – via myriad media. The people, who approach and apply for a role, as a result, maybe from far and wide – from variable backgrounds, locations, and even nationalities. Thus, it pays to actually ensure ‘WHO’ you are putting in the ‘hiring list’ – for sadly, we live in a world, where issues like identity thefts and false documents are increasingly becoming common!

Details about one’s identity comprise the most basic personal information. And if someone has misled, fibbed or lied at this level, well, it’s best to steer clear (even report, should the checks reveal something shady) of them.

That’s the reason Identity Checks form the foundational aspect of the complete background screening processes carried out at cFIRST. Once an identity credentials gap is sighted at a preliminary stage – the hiring process ought to be stalled.

Our Identity Check Process

Employing its unique network, cFIRST screens and establishes the authenticity of a candidate’s identity through a verification of any/ all Government-issued identity documents, submitted by the said candidate – including the passport.

The client shares details of profiles & EBF forms of candidates which is in the form a soft/hard copy. We check subtype for identity created under the primary profile ID for reference verification. Depending on the client SLA, verbal or written confirmation is obtained on the identity check. An identity document (also called a piece of identification or ID, or colloquially as one’s ‘papers’) is any document which may be used to verify aspects of a person’s personal identity.

If issued in the form of a small, mostly standard-sized card, it is usually called an identity card (IC or ID card). Countries which do not have formal identity documents may require identity verification using informal documents. The applicable identity documents in India include:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License

cFIRST Advantage

  • ISO 27001:2013 certified, PBSA, NASSCOM NSR empaneled company with 2,000,000+ checks
  • Awarded and trusted by world’s largest companies
  • Strong international presence and networks allow cFIRST to carry out intensive checks across the globe
  • Best in-class service quality and excellent turnaround times
  • Comprehensive, Customized Background Verification Solutions – across verticals and sectors
  • Dedicated Drug Testing and Compliance teams
  • Convenient data entry/report retrieval processes
  • Top-notch, secure and technology-backed processes



Want to know more, to check whether we ‘fit’ in your scheme of things? Give us a call on the numbers given below, email us, or send us a quick message using the form on the right.

USA: +1-513-729-7715

India: +91-953-889-5291

Email: sales@cfirstcorp.com