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Employment Verification

As an experienced hiring manager or business owner, you want to see the best in the candidates applying for your open position. Unfortunately, there are times, whether intentional or unintentional, in which a job applicant may falsify or misrepresent their employment history.

At Barada Associates, provide a highly-accurate employment verification service as part of our comprehensive pre-employment background screening. An employment verification background check can provide you with the facts you need to make informed decisions regarding hiring that will benefit your company’s workplace and operations for years to come.

Gian independent confirmation of your candidate’s employment records. Contact Barada Associates today for 100% accurate employment verifications.

What is Employment Verification?

Employment verification is the single most important background check a business can perform on job applicants.

This type of background screening takes place during the hiring process and involves the fact-checking of a job candidate’s employment information into an employment data report. In most states, employment verification is completely legal. Many government agencies even encourage employment verification for their employees.

As with most background screening services, potential employees are often notified by their potential employers when employment verification is being conducted and that employers may use private screening professionals or a consumer reporting agency to do so.

Overall, the purpose of this screening is to ensure the current or previous employers a candidate claims to have are accurate. This way, you can properly vet a candidate before making a job offer, optimizing your ability to hire qualified candidates.

What Does Employment Verification Consist Of?

The information included in such a background check from Barada Associates goes well beyond the basics of a candidate’s employment history. Our verified employment documents may help employers confirm:

  • Start and end dates of employment
  • Job title(s) held
  • Salary
  • Job duties or description
  • Reason for termination or leaving the company

It’s important to note that employment and income information are not the same and several states have laws restricting salary history checks that could limit some of the insights included in an employment history report.

How Long Can Employment History Checks Take?

While employment history checks are extremely beneficial, many employers decide to skip this crucial step in the job application process because they fear it will cause delays. This is especially true for companies that frequently need to on-board new personnel quickly.

At Barada Associates, we understand this sense of urgency and make your desired timeline our top priority. We can turn an employment verification request around in about 48 hours on average. When a more elaborate applicant profile is requested, our team of interviewers can provide a professional reference check to accompany the employment verification. While this additional step may take longer, it can provide you with even more confidence and insight into the information the candidate provided.

Why Should Companies Choose to Verify Employment History?

Because of the frequency of exaggerated and fraudulent employment claims, an employment verification screening is a good test of an applicant’s honesty. An unqualified or untrustworthy employee can pose a legal and physical threat to your company if you hire them without full knowledge of their past employers and experience.

Identifying a previous employer will mitigate risk and provide you with peace of mind that your applicants are who they say they are. Additionally, potential problem areas may be revealed, which is important as prior work history can be a good predictor of future performance. An employment verification confirms title and tenure. Reasons for leaving and eligibility for rehire are also confirmed.

An employment history verification report helps confirm whether the applicant has the work history and experience needed to succeed in the job. It also provides an opportunity for prior employers to share their views of the applicant as an employee with your hiring managers.

Why Companies Choose Professional Employment Verification Checks From Barada Associates

Many companies’ human resources teams can’t spare their valuable time tracking down former supervisors or other individuals authorized to confirm prior employment. At Barada Associates, we provide a comprehensive employment verification service that not only confirms employment dates and job titles but also includes the former employee’s reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and salary earned (when it’s available and desired by the hiring company).

Our employment verification procedure gives our clients the confidence that candidates have the necessary experience to perform in the position for which they are applying. Our professionally trained staff follows best practices to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other applicable national, state, and local laws.

Erase the time-consuming process of verifying employment history from your to-do list – Call Barada Associates Today.

Trusted, Accurate Employment History Background Checks

For more than 40 years, Barada Associates’ employment verification process has produced the most accurate results across the country. Have confidence in your hires and verify their employment history with a proven industry leader in pre-employment background screening. Our full scope of services for hiring managers includes education verification, reference checks, and income verifications when applicable.

Don’t let a bad hire impact the professional legacy you’ve worked hard to build and maintain. Contact Barada Associates today to schedule your next employment verification service.

“We wanted an organization that had innovative and effective ways to improve the screening process. The staff at Barada have been very responsive. They understand how their services can assist us and will suggest creative solutions that meet the needs of the Archdiocese. We have been impressed with everyone from the human element on down.”

Ed Isakson, Human Resources Director, Archdiocese of Indianapolis