NEED FOR DOMESTIC STAFF VERIFICATION.
Omolere Abisola is a Legal Practitioner and COO Checkmypeople Ltd.
Her concern for employers of domestic staff and the many ugly experiences employers have had in the course of recruiting a domestic staff fuels her work at Checkmypeople.
She aspire that employers of domestic staff take advantage of the solutions provided by checkmypeople and the records availiable to verify the identity of their staff and the to allow them make an informed decision while recruiting a domestic staff.
She is an expert in Intellectual property Law and Corporate practice.
She advises companies on legal matters as it affects their operations. She also advise creatives on protecting and optimally utilising their intellectual property.
She is also an accredited agent of the Corporate Affairs Commission and Nigerian trademark registry and thus undertakes the registration of Companies, NGOs, other Associations and Registration of Trademarks.
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WHY EMPLOYERS SHOULD CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS!
Here are some views by Nigerians.
There are large numbers of applicants who are searching for jobs with questionable characters this leads us to the question ‘How well do you know your employee or prospective hire?
Often, we leave our children, wards, properties, businesses at the mercy of people to take care of them without knowing who they are or if they are really who they say they are. How well do you know your domestic staff like your child’s nanny, house maid, your driver, your security guards, or your new hire in the workplace?
Online Community Policing Explained
CheckMyPeople founder explains the difference between Community Policing by Government and Online Community Policing by CheckMyPeople.
Long video alert, but worth the watch…
Licensed/Approved NIN Verification Agent
Checkmypeople has been officially licensed to provide verification and authentication services by the NIMC.
Now you can Verify your NIN Details to ensure accuracy of your data before you process:
- Drivers License
- International passport
- Vehicle registration.
- SIM integration
- Bank Account opening, Or any other services requiring your NIN.
For recruitment agencies, this means you can verify the identity of a staff to be sure they are who they say they are.
Use our to platform to verify your staff identity by visiting www.checkmypeople.com/national-id/
For a very token fee confirm that your staff are who they say they are!! Are you a landlord about to offer your home to a tenant, or a citizen about to pay out money for a transaction? Wouldn’t you like to know that they can be trusted first? Ensure you know who you are renting to or transacting business with.
These are interesting times do not be a victim!!!
“Government should not do everything for us. Let us form a community.” – Chudi Obiofuma.
In October 2019 – and as part of the #UPG2019 journey #TowardsAGreaterLagos – we met Mr. Chudi Obiofuma, Founder of CheckMyPeople.com. He shares a powerful solution that helps people to help themselves.
He reminds us that we don’t have to wait for others to fix the security challenges posed by unverified domestic staff. And he describes how CheckMyPeople.com is an effective part of the solution that we can all use with minimum effort and maximum results.
His ideas, approach and solution are all consistent with the #UPG2019 notion that we can all play a role in the journey #TowardsAGreaterLagos. ~ United People Global
CheckMyPeople discusses the benefits of verifying people before you hire them as Domestic staff. Even when you hire them, do not rest on your laurels, make sure you document them on Checkmypeople.com. That way you keep a record of them, while building a searchable work history.
Let’s do the needful and be diligent, may save many Nigerian lives. #trustbutverify
The Federal Government on Thursday announced that it was opting for a digital national identification instead of the present plastic card.
This implies that the registration number (NIN) issued by NIMC to a registrant, and not the plastic card, will be the recognisable means of identifying any Nigerian captured in the database.
CheckMyPeople listed as NIMC Approved/Licensed Service Provider!!
Identity Verification Service
Our Identity Verification System (IVS) is used to verify National Identification Numbers against the NIMC National Database to ensure people are who they say they are.
- https://www.nimc.gov.ng/approved-licensed-service-providers/#l3 .
CheckMyPeople launches Identity Verification Service (IVS) under License from National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
A call has been made for Nigerians to carry out background checks before hiring domestic workers for their homes. This admonition was given by CheckMyPeople Limited, at the public unveiling of its Identity Verification Services (IVS).
“ENSURE YOUR STAFF ARE WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE!
#TRUST BUT VERIFY”
An Online Community Policing platform, CheckMyPeople Limited, has identified one of the greatest risks households in Nigeria face today as dependence on unknown and unverified persons for domestic services . A representative of CheckMyPeople, Mr. Chudi Obiofuma, noted that Nigerian households employ domestic staff to help with many tasks, and can afford to have on average two to three domestic staff working for them in one capacity or other. Job responsibilities include; Drivers, Cooks, Maids, Nannies, Security Men, Gate Keepers, Child Minders, Lesson coaches, etc.
According to Mr. Obiofuma, the way employers recruit people is usually by word of mouth, and not based on any data or documentation. People are usually employed through an informal process of referrals, where a family will request the services of a person or agency to search then present candidates for screening and employment, often for a significant finder’s fee plus expenses.
These families, he maintained, rely on the words of these middle men and women and have no way of independently verifying the information provided to them. Consequently, most families have been disappointed with the quality of services provided by their domestic staff, and some have been subjected to theft, job abandonment, poor services, incompetence, and in extreme cases, physical harm to their families like poisoning, kidnapping and even murder.
He also noted that we as employers do not communicate with each other. This “wall of silence” is the reason why these criminal elements posing as domestic staff can move from home to home, committing crimes, as there are no records of such crimes available to prospective employers. Thus, someone is able to commit a crime in one home, gets fired and quickly get a job in another home under a new name. With no knowledge of their past, the unsuspecting family bring them in and they are able to commit even more serious crimes. As currently practiced he maintained, employers have no way of determining who these people are, where they have worked, what they have done in the past and if they have a criminal past.
To address this absence of background information on prospective domestic employees, he said CheckMyPeople has introduced the concept of Online Community Policing . This, he explained is where families come together in an online community to share information about domestic staff that they employ in their homes. Each family is responsible for documenting the people that work for them on an online database.
He believes that when every member of the community document their staff, the community gets to maintain a comprehensive work history of all domestic employees within that community, and hopefully Nigeria at large. So with records maintained by current and past employers, communication is established with prospective employers, who are able to see the employment history of each applicant, and better able to assess the risks associated with hiring them, especially if there is a criminal record in their past.
Launch of Identity Verification Service (IVS)
Checkmypeople launches the Identity Verification Service for employers to enable verification against the National Database maintained by NIMC, to ensure people are who they say they are.
The rising rate of crime within the nation’s business ecosystem has been blamed on identity theft. To curb such incidence, an online community policing platform, CheckMyPeople Limited, in partnership with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has launched Identification Verification System (IVS) to prevent forgery and crimes among employees especially the domestic ones.
Checkmypeople featured on Businessday promoting the concept of Online Community Policing.
CheckMyPeople featured on Seriously Speaking with Adesuwa Onyenokwe to discuss the risks associated with hiring unverified persons as Domestic Helps in our homes.
Seriouslyspeakingonline: Yetty Williams, Saudat Salami and Chudi Obiofuma have created platforms designed to help every today’s woman find help the best way.