4 Best Practices For Employment Verification
Here are four basic methods for confirming your applicant’s employment history, whether you undertake the work yourself or hire a prior employment verification company:
- When checking current employers, be cautious: Ensure that any written consent is confirmed, or that you or your prior employment company contacts the applicant directly for verbal approval.
- Verify the previous employer’s phone number on your own: As part of the prior employment verification procedure, make sure you independently verify the previous employer’s contact information.
- Be consistent in the number of years or employers you verify: While you may want to create alternative restrictions based on a given position or job level, don’t deviate from your established rules on a case-by-case basis.
- When contacting previous employers, be thorough and document your efforts: When additional (5 is standard) genuine attempts are required, you or your offshore verification company should make them.