Verified credentials are a useful signal to help you shortlist and select job applicants, but they are not a compliance or background check solution.
The SEEK experience now includes verified credentials to help employers source talent and add trust to job applicants' claims early in the hiring process. Our intention is to provide extra information so that employers can shortlist and select suitable candidates more efficiently and with greater confidence.
What do verified credentials look like?
You can identify a verified credential by the purple Certsy supertick.
Which credentials can be verified?
Certsy has plans to support a wide range of popular credentials, starting with the following:
- Access to a Vehicle
- Australian Driver's Licence
- Australian Education Qualification
- Australian Heavy Vehicle Licence
- Construction Induction Card
- COVID-19 Vaccination
- Digital ID
- First Aid Accreditation
- Food Safety Accreditation
- Forklift Licence
- High Risk Work Licence
- Manual Handling Accreditation
- Recent Police Check
- Right to Work
- Skills (Admin Basics, Excel Basics, MYOB Basics)
- Working with Children Check
- New Zealand Car Licence
- New Zealand Right to Work
- New Zealand Dangerous Good Endorsement
- New Zealand Forklift on Road Endorsement
- New Zealand Heavy Vehicle Licence
- New Zealand Motorcycle Licence
What process is used to verify credentials?
Job seekers who claim to have a particular credential may be invited by SEEK to verify this claim. To do so, they provide relevant evidence (such as government-issued documentation) to Certsy, which we reconcile with the relevant authority's records or check via other verification methods.
Based on the documents we accept and the verification methods we use, Certsy forms a view as to whether the job seeker is highly likely to have the credentials they claim.
Any limitations to be aware of?
Certsy has chosen to use certain documents, verification methods and confidence levels that we believe are appropriate to provide a useful selection signal on SEEK. However, these methods are not perfect and our choices may differ from your specific requirements or government guidelines.
For example, we verify Right to Work in a way that has some key differences from Department of Home Affairs guidelines. As the employer, you remain responsible for conducting your own checks and ensuring that the person you employ or contract has appropriate Australian working rights and meets any other applicable legal and compliance obligations for the role.
The verified credentials available on SEEK are intended to reduce your risk of encountering issues with shortlisted candidates and allow you to move ahead faster and with greater confidence.
Don't rely on this as a compliance or background check solution. You should always conduct your own checks before hiring someone.
Note: In the future, we may offer a compliance-grade solution for verified right to work and other credentials. If this is of interest to your organisation, please contact us.