The Importance Of A Person’s Birth Record In The Workplace:
Hoop-jumping to qualify for a job these days can be a turn-off for some; however, given how competitive the job market has become, hoop-jumping is often a necessary part of the application process. We work so hard to find things that set us apart from the competition – background information about our most relevant experiences, our educational and employment history, and other bullet-pointed characteristics. However, what could make or break our ability to find work could be a lot easier than you think. Most employers expect applicants to provide them with the following information:
1. Some form of birth record is required up front for a variety of reasons, and if applicants are unable to provide one, employment is no longer an option.
2. This raises a few questions for potential employees about their own birth records, such as:
i. what constitutes a birth record,
ii. why it’s necessary to provide to employers, and
iii. what can be done to keep personal records in order for such an occasion.
Given the daunting amount of documentation an employer could ask for during the hiring process, including a national ID, it might seem redundant to provide a birth certificate verification on top of all that. The reasoning for this is quite simple however, to provide an integrity check and as part of the employer’s compliance process.