Education and qualification checks

Simple, accurate, global. Any institution, qualification or membership: Professional verification checks, made easy.

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Why conduct education and qualification checks?

Education checks are important for organisations looking to verify the credentials and qualifications of future candidates. This is particularly crucial for positions that require specific education or training, such as those in the healthcare, education, or finance industries. By verifying the institutions a candidate has attended, as well as any degrees or certifications they claim to have earned, you can ensure you're hiring individuals who have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their job effectively. Make informed hiring decisions, ensure you have a qualified workforce and avoid hiring candidates who may falsified their credentials.

Mitigate risk
No more manual chasing
Ensure the accuracy of your candidates' education with our thorough and reliable verification process. Our team goes directly to the source to confirm details, giving you peace of mind and trust in the checking process.
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View detailed reports
Zinc gives you detailed reports, giving you all the information you need to have a smooth onboarding process for your candidates.
Candidate Experience
Simple and quick
No more manual chasing. Global education checks are known to take a long time but Zinc reduces for you. We work hard and fast to get checks back quickly when the checks can't be automated.

Zinc integrates with 14+ HR tools

Create a seamless workflow for your HR team with one-click check requests that save time and provide the insights you need in one place.
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The team of 16 recruiters is extremely happy with Zinc. Having these checks done and back within less than 24 hours is amazing.

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Automated checks
Zinc handles global complexity, checking your candidate's wherever they studied.
ATS integrations
No more qualification email threads or chasing, get results sent direct to your ATS.
Global coverage
Streamlined, reliable education checks for any institution, qualification, or membership, globally.
Tailored packages
Curate a checking package for specific countries or regulation. Or have one globally consistent range of checks.
Simple and secure
Simple and secure checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
Elevated experiences
Custom brand your candidate's flows and choose light or dark mode. Candidate's can easily submit checks from any device.
Fully compliant with Global & EU law.
Tier 1 registered with the ICO.
Direct ATS integrations. Get in touch and we'll set you up for free.
Instant live chat support from the Zinc team around the clock.
Robust service that's relied upon by regulated businesses globally.

Education record check process

Step 1
Candidates enter their education or qualification details, optionally uploading a qualification certificate.
Step 2
Zinc verifies candidates' qualifications using education verifier databases or direct contact with associated institutions.
Step 3
Depending on the institution, results are returned within hours or days, and any discrepancies are notified and tagged as a 'mismatch' for further investigation.


How does your software handle data privacy and comply with relevant regulations when conducting education verifications?

Zinc's HR employee background software solution handles data privacy with utmost care and complies with relevant regulations, including GDPR and other data protection laws.

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How does your software verify an applicant's educational qualifications, including degrees, certifications, and institutions attended?

Our online employment screening software verifies an applicant's educational qualifications by directly contacting the institutions attended, confirming degrees, certifications, and other relevant details.

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How user-friendly is your software for both the recruiter and the candidate when conducting education checks?

Our education background check is optimised for users in mind, with an intuitive interface that simplifies the process for both recruiters and candidates. It includes various support options, such as online tutorials and customer support, to ensure a hassle-free experience.

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Can your software integrate with our existing ATS or HRIS platforms for seamless processing of education checks?

Yes, our employee background screening software can integrate with your existing ATS or HRIS platforms. We currently integrate with over 14 ATS platforms such as Greenhouse, SmartRecruiters, and Workable, for seamless processing of education checks. You find find the integrations here:

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