Safety: Employer Trust Score

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Are you an Employer user of Handshake? If so, check out this article: How Can I Increase My Trust Score?

Handshake automatically calculates a Trust Score for each employer on the platform. This Trust Score is assigned to help Career Services teams easily view, at a glance, an Employer's general activity on Handshake.

This score is to assist Career Services Users in their vetting practices, when determining to approve new employers. We do not recommend using the trust score as the only indicator when deciding to approve or decline employers (Here's a helpful article on tips for vetting employers). It's important to keep in mind that this Trust Score represents a number of different factors. These factors include:

  • Whether or not the employer has been flagged as fraudulent by schools.

  • The employer’s activity level on the platform.

  • Approvals and Declinations at various schools.

  • How long the employer has been on the platform.

  • Profile completeness.

  • Whether or not the employer has a valid web address.

  • Whether or not the employees associated with the company on Handshake have an email address that matches the company domain name.  

To see the trust score of the employers approved at your school, use the Trust Score tier filter on the employer list page!


  • You will see N/A when an employer does not have enough activity in Handshake for us to calculate a trust score

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