What is it?
Employment verification helps confirm a candidate’s job history including the dates of employment and job title, as well as a former employer’s name and address, whether a position was full or part-time, temporary or permanent, and if termination was voluntary or involuntary. In some cases, an employment verification can also reveal salary history, the circumstances around past job termination and if the candidate was considered eligible for rehire.
Why use Employment Verification?
A recent industry study* found that the most common resume lies include dates of employment (42%), job title (34%) and companies worked for (26%), yet verifying employment information by contacting current and previous employers can be resource-intensive and time-consuming. Employment verification by First Advantage saves you time and helps qualify top candidates by gathering employment history information to determine if a candidate’s job application or resume accurately reflects his/her true work experience.
What sources does BackgroundDirect® use?
First Advantage has a dedicated team who acts on your behalf to verify employment history for your candidate. The verifications team makes multiple contacts over multiple days to ensure every attempt is made to confirm job experience your candidate claims on an application or resume.
Which packages include the Employment Verification?
Our Premium package offers multiple searches including employment verification from a prior employer to help provide a well-rounded picture of your potential new hire. Employment verification can also be added to the Drivers (MV), Choice (CH) and Plus (PL) Packages.
By working with a leader in the background screening industry, you can be confident that our trained team of verifiers follow documented protocols that demonstrate due diligence and ensure process consistency so that you can make hiring decisions based on the facts.