Employment verification & work history background check

Easily verify your candidate’s credentials—at home and abroad—without the administrative hassle.

Let’s start with the basics of employment verification


What is a verification?

Employment history checks and verifications help employers verify employment and other important candidate data. Often referred to as verification of employment or employment checking, the process confirms important details of a candidate’s past work experience.
Third-party employment verification helps organizations hire candidates more quickly and ensure the information they provide is true and accurate. Hiring teams need to know that candidates possess the right skills and experience for the position and in turn, mitigate the risk of hiring a candidate with false credentials.

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Why is a verification check important?

Candidate success

A work history background check ensures your candidate has the right experience, credentials, and legal eligibility to meet industry standards by checking employment records and verifying employment history.

Industry regulations

Checkr provides comprehensive employment verification services and screening abilities that enable compliant pre- and post-hire processes for professionals.

What employment verification services does Checkr offer?

With Checkr, verifications are no longer a roadblock to fast hiring. Our AI-powered platform verifies employment and licensing—both nationally and internationally—while our stellar team conducts thorough reference checks.

National and International Employment Verifications

Verify a candidate’s last three employers—domestic or international. Reports include dates of employment, title(s) held, employment gaps, and salary when available.

Personal or Professional Reference Checks

Save hours of administrative work by allowing Checkr to conduct reference checks on your company’s behalf. Choose from an industry standardized or custom question set.

Credit Check

Get insight into a candidate’s accounts including late payments, charge-offs, and collections. Checkr brings you a comprehensive view from public records and credit history reports.

FACIS Searches

Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) is a privately owned database containing adverse and non-adverse actions taken against a healthcare organization or professional. Checkr offers two levels of checks for federal and state compliance.

What to keep in mind when performing employment verification screenings

Checkr’s platform promotes fair and compliant practices with state of the art tools and technology. We are also your partner in education. When it comes to verification screenings, here are the primary laws and best-practices to consider

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

To build a compliant background check process, you must understand the FCRA and regional and local requirements around denying a candidate employment based on a criminal record.

Industry-specific regulations

Some industries, like commercial transportation and healthcare, are overseen by regulatory bodies that have specific requirements regarding pre-employment screenings.

Candidate Experience

Background checks can be intimidating, Checkr improves the user experience with online educational tools, live support, and access to report status in our mobile-friendly candidate portal.

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Customer Story

85% of background checks completed within 24 hours

With powerful search and evaluation tools, Checkr helped Crisis Text Line place qualified candidates quickly so they could serve at-risk communities without delay.

Explore more screenings with Checkr

Education verification

Easily verify candidates’ academic history and educational background to hire quickly and scale your workforce.

Criminal background screenings

Verify education and work history outside the US while also surfacing data regarding criminal history and international watchlists.

You’re in good company!

Checkr is pre-integrated with 100+ industry-leading ATS, HR, and onboarding systems so you can plug our platform into the process where you need it most.