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‘Why recruiters, employers should go for only people with verifiable history’



Employers and recruiters have been urged to ensure that only workers with verified identities and work history are employed in their organisations and homes.

VerifyMe Nigeria (VMN), an identification and employment data reporting platform, gave the charge in a bid to mitigate the growing incidents of workplace crimes and to recognise outstanding behavior.

Founder and CEO of VMN, Tunji Oluwole, stated that the service was conceptualised out of the need to ensure workplace transparency in the country and promote quality of work by compiling and reporting verified employee work history where available.


“VMN is an identification and employment data reporting platform that will curb workplace crimes, provide additional security in homes and enable businesses to employ the right resource. Prior to our emergence on the scene, the standard practice was for employers and recruitment agencies to screen workers based on information supplied by the workers themselves.

“This creates a credibility gap, as people will naturally proffer information that benefits their interests. As a result, insightful data is lost along the way which the employer, and sometimes, even the worker, eventually pays for in unpleasant circumstances.”

Also speaking on the proposition, Chief Operation Officer of VMN, Esigie Aguele, stated that the company deploys cutting edge technology to provide reporting insights to enable employers of labour make informed hiring decisions.

His words: “Our innovative solution captures, compiles and maintains a unique and secure identity verification of each worker on the database so employers are reasonably sure of the identity of who they employ into their organisations and homes.

“It also ensures that they have access to the comprehensive work history of their employees on demand. Our portal leverages on government data points for unified identity verification and all our biometric devices meet international standards for collecting and maintaining biometric data. ”

Aguele also explained that the ability of employers to access workers’ documented identity and work history reports by previous employers serves as a secure second-level check to the records presented by the candidates themselves.

Founded in 2013, VMN has evolved to become the leading worker verification and work history reporting company in Nigeria. The company’s services include identity verification, address verification, guarantor verification, police arrest records query and credentials verification.

Its clientele include government, corporate organisations, hotels, residential estates and small businesses. VMN is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

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