employment verification at job interview

As the need for background checks increase so do the compliance and laws surrounding them. The adherence to these changes can make a background take longer than many employers may like and, as such, they decide to forego some search such as employment and education verifications. These type of verifications are known to take longer than most of the criminal searches as in many cases these searches rely on a third party to complete the verification verbally. Some larger companies keep their employee records stored in a database to streamline the verification process but other companies still use their human resources team to respond to these requests. In a time of quick turnaround on these reports, why should you still verify employment?


You want to ensure that the candidate you are about to hire has the experience that they claim. Did they work at the company they claimed to work form? Was this candidate a temporary worker and did not do the job as long as it seems on his resume due to working more than one project. The employment verification would help you gather this information.


Verifying the employment history on a candidate’s resume is a way to verify their trustworthiness. You have the ability to verify and confirm that the employee listed on the resume is accurate or if there are discrepancies you can determine why. These conversations can allow you a closer look into the person you are considering. The discrepancy could simply be confusion in entering a date, maybe the candidate did not have a copy of their resume with them? You can consider it an additional tool to judge their attention to detail.

Learn More About Employment Verification

There are two ways to verify employment. You can do this through a simple date verification or employment history with a reference. The verification can be quicker since it is just getting date verified not discussing job skills.

Employment references, on the other hand, is an area where you can ask about their job skills and reliability.

Whichever version you choose, contact us to help you create the perfect background screening package for your needs.

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