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MOM hires firm in India to verify education certs

Postby the lynx » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 9:23 am

What is your opinion about it, therat?

From our favourite local forum, they are not happy, and I wonder why... :lol:

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Postby therat » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:38 am

I don't know how other think but I do support this act.

Provided the company itself is "clean"

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:57 am

Question: Who will watch the watch dog?

But then again this is a better solution than not having any vetting done at all, or having to hire one or two Indian vetting agents under MOM direct payroll, for such volume.

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:19 pm

I don't understand why MoM has to do the vetting. Its the employers that are taking the risk by hiring foreigners and if someone with fake certificates comes in and screws something up, its the employers that will suffer. Why do Singaporean locals have a problem with this?

In India most big employers have background check mechanisms in place. Even most banks here have their own background check mechanisms in place.

I read TREmeritus and there locals seems to have a problem with the presence of foreigners, itself and asking for just sending back all of them.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 1:02 pm

Wd40 wrote:I read TREmeritus and there locals seems to have a problem with the presence of foreigners, itself and asking for just sending back all of them.


An entirely reasonable position, surely :D

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 1:24 pm

Agree with Wd40. Those crocodiles from First Advantage are already doing their job. Why MOM wants to spend money on something else?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 1:45 pm

MOM has been hiring firms to do document and background checking for at least the last 7 years that I'm aware of. I've been directly told by one of the Director's of MOM that I had an interview with (via invitation through this board) that they have their own teams in some countries and they have hired teams (agents/agencies) to do the vetting for them. And they are not just vetting before giving a pass. They also are doing backlogged already issued passes as well. I just lost one on renewal (Burmese) as they found out his degree was fraudulent and he'd already been here 2 years. This is nothing new and in fact, I'm made this comment on this forum in the past as well.

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Postby Sergei82 » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 2:08 pm

Maybe, its good - simplifies and speeds up issuing consequent employment passes?

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 2:52 pm

Noticed something weird. This thread is started by Lynx, but when you go to the latest news section or the "view posts since last visit" link and look at this thread it says the author is Therat :???:

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 3:25 pm

Eh? therat started this thread by posting the link to the news article on Indian vetting agency. I was the first to reply to it.

What happened? Bug?

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 3:31 pm

Haha, I was wondering how come you all of a sudden calling Therat in the thread and Therat promptly responding :) Now I get it.

The forum doesn't allow anyone to delete a post if another post has been made. I guess, the timing of his deleting the post and you posting was like milliseconds apart and his post was allowed to get deleted.

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Postby therat » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 4:18 pm

the lynx wrote:Eh? therat started this thread by posting the link to the news article on Indian vetting agency. I was the first to reply to it.

What happened? Bug?


I had no idea.
By the way, I didn't post the link as I know it is not allow.

I only quote some statement from Strait Time

edit to add on

Wd40, I didn't delete or edit the first post and I had no idea how come it turn out this way.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 4:38 pm

Anyway, here is a link to a much earlier post re: vetting teams (this dates from 2009)

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