Employment History Verification: 5 Facts that it Unveils

By Archna Oberoi | 15th June 2018 | #verification importance


From thorough skill testing to assessing the candidates for their aptitude/rectitude in F2F, HRs and recruiters spare no effort to hire the best. However, these traditional practices for hiring are not enough in the times when forging the resume and faking the experiences is quite prominent in the industry.


To avoid bad hires, employment background verification is the standard workaround that the hiring industry is following. This practice of contacting previous employers of a candidate to verify their experience, tenure, and other potentials gives an intimation of a candidate’s success at work.


Employment history verification may include a general interrogation about a candidate’s tenure with previous company to confirming his abilities to take over a position. At the same time, it enable the recruiting head to acknowledge a candidate's relationship with the  previous employer. A successful background verification process will help you unveil following facts about a candidate.


  • Work Experience and Potential: Contacting former employers confirm the potential of a candidate to take off tasks and complete it within assigned timeline. Also, it unfolds their ability to perform with constraints (like limited time, absence of team members).
  • Truth of the Resume:  Forging resume with details like past work tenure is a common phenomenon, especially in India. Employment background verification confirms the actual time period that a candidate has dedicated to serve a particular employer.
  • Titles and Achievements: In the process of deciding upon the eligibility of a candidate for a new role and responsibilities, previous titles and achievements can help. What titles did the candidate handle in his former organization and how hints about their potential to manage in the newer one.
  • Confirm Remuneration: With candidates constantly striving for better salary packages, lying about overall remuneration received in previous organizations is the common forgery by them. Employment history verification is a medium to confirm the remuneration that the candidate was receiving.
  • Rehire Eligibility: Along with work tenure, achievement, and remuneration, what background verification unveils is the overall personality and eligibility of a candidate to become the old horse for the new organization.

How to Verify a Candidate’s Employment History?


The first step in conducting employment history verification is to obtain the candidate’s permission for the same. On having authorization for verification, the process can be streamlined by automating the background verification system.


OKhire, a SAAS based application to verify a candidate's eligibility for hire can be help in this process. The software helps to examine all imperative factors that HRs and recruitment team wants to confirm in order to avoid bad hires. To acknowledge how it can help your company have the best hires, contact us to schedule a demo of the application.


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