In today’s competitive business climate, it’s more important than ever to confirm a candidate’s job experience to ensure they have the experience and qualifications they claim to have. Not only is it becoming more common for candidates to put incorrect information on their resumes, but many employees are also now being hired for full-time remote work, sometimes thousands of miles away, and it’s crucial for companies to ensure they’re making quality hiring decisions for an open position.
Confirming a candidate’s employment history is highly recommended across all industries. We recommend hiring a third-party background screening company such as Barada Associates to ensure all employment history verification checks are 100% accurate.
At Barada Associates, we’ve been in business since 1979 and have grown into one of the nation’s most trusted and respected providers of employment background reports. We’ve assisted thousands of companies across North America in helping them hire quality employees who are the right fit.
The Importance of Verifying a Job Candidate’s Work History
As much as we all wish this wasn’t true, not everyone is honest, and all too often candidates fudge their employment history thinking it gives them a better chance at the job. Verifying a candidate’s past employment history is a good test to see if the applicant was honest in what they put down on their resume or what they have listed on their LinkedIn account.
According to a survey by CareerBuilder, almost 60% of hiring managers have found incorrect information on the resume of a job candidate. Reading resumes and interviewing candidates is time-consuming enough. A work history background check can save you time and uncover any discrepancies in what the candidate listed on their resume and what their true employment history consists of. If too many red flags pop up, it’s a good indication to move on from that candidate, as he or she may have trouble with being honest.
What’s Included in an Employment Verification Check?
An employment verification check provides useful information to help employers make better hiring decisions. An employment verification check includes:
- Employment dates
- Verification of credentials and licensure
- Reason for leaving
- Eligibility to rehire
- Past salary earned (when available)
This information not only confirms whether or not the candidate has the employment history and experience required for the job, but it may also be a chance for an employer to learn more about the candidate from past employers. You can ask the type of tasks the employee performed at his or her previous job to see if it aligns with the work he or she will do for your company.
Contact Barada for Professional Employment Background Checks
We understand that time is often of the essence when you’re hiring employees. That’s why we can turn around employment work history requests in about 48 hours.
Don’t leave your company’s employment history background checks to just anyone; trust the team at Barada, which has been in business for more than 40 years. Our professionally trained staff follows all best practices to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and other applicable local, state, and national statutes. Contact us today for more information on how we help to verify employment history or to request a quote.