What - Employment verification is done to check the authenticity of previous employment of a candidate.
Why - It is said that prior work history is a good predictor of future performance. Employment represents the most common area where an applicant may falsify information. Statistics shows that employment verification throws out a large number of variations and discrepancies in the fields of salary, designation and tenure. Looking into a candidate's past work history can also reveal insight into their job stability and loyalty to an employer. Because of the frequency of exaggerated and fraudulent employment claims, this search is a good test of an applicant's honesty.
How - Employment Verifications are conducted by contacting previous employers to verify an applicant's job title, tenure and salary claims. Reasons for leaving and eligibility for rehire are also confirmed.