Employment Verification Check
When was the last time you checked a candidate’s past employment experience personally? Do you typically call the employer or confirm with the business, or do you assume what you read on a resume is true? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, you should know you may be significantly jeopardizing your success. To avoid doing so, it’s important to include an Employment Verification Check in your screening process.
An Employment Verification Check is critical because it provides recruiters with the information they need to better understand a candidate’s experience. From the entry-level line cook to the highest executives in business, most positions demand experience if businesses wish to succeed. But employment records are notoriously difficult to confirm; all a candidate has to do is claim the business no longer exists or give a friend’s telephone number to convince you. In most situations, it is virtually impossible to detect the truth without help.
At IMI Data Search, we eliminate pain points like these by making verification of histories and references quick, simple, and easy. Our point-to-point online platform lets you file, review, and receive screening reports from anywhere with Internet access. It’s a simple way to achieve peace of mind and ensure that you find the right people every time.
What is an Employment Verification Check?
An Employment Verification check reviews candidate-provided information for accuracy and validity. It is the best way to identify potential red flags. These red flags can be difficult to spot and include falsified work histories, job titles, employment dates, and job duties.
When IMI Data screens candidate employment histories, we use a proven step-by-step process that can:
- Verify identification and personal information
- Compile a list of claimed employment histories
- Verify the existence of previous employers
- Verify employment for closed businesses
- Contact the previous employer directly
- Verify work via W2s, pay stubs, and tax documents
- Confirm past salaries, job titles, and job details
Screening with IMI Data Search reveals the bigger picture – not just whether or not the candidate worked, but how well and reliably they performed. Having a holistic view of past employment entries is a powerful way to expose applicants who may be more of a problem than an asset to your company.
Screening for a corporation or enterprise? IMI Data’s services are fully scalable – screen one candidate, a handful of candidates, or hundreds of candidates all at the same time. SMBs save money and gain access to advanced solutions, while larger enterprises preserve access to high-volume screening reports at an affordable rate.
Best of all, IMI Data Search’s Employment Verification services are triple-checked and highly secure. Our platforms and algorithms exceed industry standards, keeping both you and your prospective candidates safe at all times. Candidate information remains easily accessible via the online portal or your chosen integrated software solution until you choose to remove it.
Why You need an Employment Verification Check
As technology makes fraud easier and more difficult to detect, the rate at which businesses identify resume fraud is rising. Up to 80 percent of all employees now admit to making up information or inflating claims on resumes in an attempt to get work at least once. As fraud continues to rise, so does the importance of conducting Employment Verification. It’s virtually impossible to detect these lies just by personal review or web search alone. Because of this, a reliable partnership with expert screening services is a must for modern business.
Past employment fraud is one of the most common sources of falsified information found on resumes. Employees need only claim the business they worked at is no longer in existence to make it impossible for employers to verify facts. Our Employment Verification Check reviews past work history and determines whether an applicant truthfully worked at a business no longer in service.
Business references aren’t reliable, either; a friend with a disposable smartphone can masquerade as a business owner and the employer would simply never know. Counterfeit employment records and pay stubs make this situation even more difficult to overcome. Often, businesses are left with little more than their own intuition when attempting to make decisions about how to proceed. Because of the high risk of resume fraud, an Employment Verification Check is a must for all companies.
Total falsification isn’t your only concern. A candidate may be truthful, but include false employment specifics rather than fabricating employment itself. Your prospective applicant may truthfully report working at a business, yet lie about how long they worked there. Or, they may change their job title to better represent themselves at face value.
The Result of a Bad Hire
The result of a bad hire based on false information is poor performance, and in some cases, losses. Businesses who move forward with bad hires risk serious consequences, including liability lawsuits, lost inventory, fewer sales, security risks, corporate espionage, or even negligence lawsuits from clients who are harmed by the bad hire. Our Employment Verification check helps you to avoid such hires. Don’t take these risks just to save a few dollars on recruiting!
How IMI Data Search Helps With Employment Verification
IMI Data Search’s integratable or standalone screening platform is easy to use, easy to access, and easy to interface with your current everyday business management tools. Log in to our platform from almost anywhere with Internet access for rapid, on-the-go results that return in as little as one to three days.
IMI Data Search also creates integratable custom software solutions that interface with business management platforms like KeneXa, PeopleSoft, HRSmart, and Oracle. Results are trustworthy, triple-checked, and provided with proactive compliance protection measures to keep you safe. No matter what you need, we can create a solution to address your concerns.
Screening freelancers or contractors? These work styles are becoming much more common as more and more people move to decentralized work. IMI Data’s platform differs from other platforms in both scalability and customization. We can adjust your solution to fit your evolving needs, including past employment or work histories for contractors. Verify claims about past clients, projects, or affiliations for added confidence in contracting decisions or complete due diligence before you make that important connection.
Need help with compliance, screening options, or integrating screening reports into your recruiting process? IMI Data Search’s subject matter experts are just a telephone call or email away. Each of our customer support specialists can provide expert advice to help you remain compliant, consistent, and protected during privacy complaints, identity mismatches, or Adverse Action procedures. Our skilled representatives also regularly interface with candidates to resolve disputes, identity theft issues, or other Verification concerns.