Certain industries require employees to have specific licenses to perform their work. Professional licenses can be anything from a clinical psychologist to a real estate agent.
It is the employer’s duty to validate that their potential new hire possesses the license(s) requested in order to perform their work and be deemed qualified for the position they were placed in. This can be done by performing a professional license verification.
The majority of licenses are granted by the state that issued the license.
Records will reveal whether the license is active, when it was issued, its expiration date, and in some cases, any disciplinary actions taken on the applicant for violation of their license requirements. Not only does verifying a license protect the employer, it also serves clients, partners, and consumers as well.
One out of every six crimes occurs in the workplace and homicide is the second leading cause of workplace death in the U.S.
National Credit Verification Service reports that 25% of the MBA degrees it verifies on resumes are false.
72% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.
34% of all job applications contain lies.
30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.