Tuesday, December 4

Wipro leads battle to fight fake CV racket

Bangalore, Dec. 3 This is one battle you cannot fight alone. In a show of solidarity, three IT services companies, faced with the challenge of fake resumes, have decided to wage a joint war against the scourge.
Wipro Technologies has taken the initiative to team up with two other domestic IT services majors to create a database of ‘fake CVs’ that have being the rounds in the last four months, Mr Pradeep Bahirwani, Vice-President, Strategic Sourcing, Wipro Technologies, told Business Line.
The fake CV racketeering is not just at the candidate level, but it’s a well-oiled machinery that’s operating which has to be handled, he said. Working method
The modus operandi of the people involved in the racket is extremely professional. There are people who create shell companies and let loose candidates in the industry who are supposed to have worked for these companies, Mr Bahirwani said.
The faking happens at all levels: companies worked for, experience, customer projects and sometimes academic qualifications.
In the four months since the three IT firms have started to share the database, they have unearthed names of over 100 candidates and an equal number of fake companies. Wipro agents
At another level, there are fake companies calling themselves ‘agents of Wipro’ offering appointment letters to candidates in Tier-II cities for a ‘fee.’
Mr Bahirwani said: “There are candidates who land in Bangalore with offer letters on the day they are supposed to be ‘joining Wipro’. “The extent of the rot is disturbing and the industry has to show solidarity now,” he said.
This initiative will support Nasscom’s Skills Registry exercise, which will have a larger number of companies registering their employees in the list.

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