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.
Why is a verification check important?
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.
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?
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.
Professional License Verifications
Confirm the status and validity of a candidate’s license/certification—one time or continuously. Professional licenses are needed in industries like contracting, healthcare, and finance.
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.
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.
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
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.
Some industries, like commercial transportation and healthcare, are overseen by regulatory bodies that have specific requirements regarding pre-employment screenings.
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With powerful search and evaluation tools, Checkr helped Crisis Text Line place qualified candidates quickly so they could serve at-risk communities without delay.