Applicants sometimes exaggerate or falsify employment information and salary history on applications or resumes to fool potential employers into thinking they are more than qualified for the job. We have specific processes and various types of methods that will verify dates of employment, position held, and salary (where available) directly from the applicant’s previous employers, including reasons for leaving and eligibility for re-hire.
We also attempt to get performance evaluations, however in most cases it’s against company policy to comment on an applicant’s job performance even if written consent has been given by the applicant who is the subject of the report. Because some previous employers are difficult to locate or slow to respond, we are at their liberty to respond to our requests in a timely manner; this is why reports may be delayed. Typically, results are turned around in 24-72 business hours. Employers in most cases will ask for written authorization from the applicant before they will release any information regarding employment dates and position held.
When we verify previous employment, we go “through the front door” and directly to the Human Resources Department.