Now, it’s Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS's) turn to fire employees with fake CVs.
The Kolkata centre of TCS has asked about 20 employees to leave the company after they were caught with fraudulent resumes. Over the past 12 months, a number of major IT and software companies including Infosys, Satyam and Wipro in India have been getting rid of employees for the same reason.
TCS told IT Examiner: 'As a customer-focused organisation, security is of paramount importance to us. We have a stringent background verification process in TCS. We take this process very seriously, and have issued action against the errant employees. We have launched an internal investigation to identify the entire ecosystem and all involved in the racket.”
None of the sacked employees was available for comment.
A recent report from a resume screening firm says 30 per cent of all the resumes screened carried discrepancies.
Satyam has a monitoring mechanism whereby background checking is done before the candidate joins the company. Nasscom aims to tackle the menace by introducing a National Skills Registry programme, which lists and verifies candidates’ personal, academic and employment details. X