An employment check collects factual information about your candidate’s work history directly from HR departments at companies he/she has worked at before. We compare your candidate’s employment claims with information given by previous employers and alert you to discrepancies.
Employment verification confirms the employment history of an applicant and is a crucial part of the recruitment process. However, because of the time it takes to conduct this process, many employers ask for little more than a “Yes, he/she worked here” .
Many cases of fraud could be avoided by taking up previous employee references, which give you the ability to get an insight into the person you are about to employ. If proper background checks are not carried out, the only judgement of the candidate’s character may come from one or two relatively short interviews.
APCS can carry out your employment checks to give you peace of mind. Regardless of the position, a lot of time and effort is usually put into finding the right candidate, and our service can help give you the final assurance that you have made the right decision. The checks confirm employment history and can supply information about employment dates, positions held and reasons for leaving.
Some companies are reticent to offer detailed information on previous employees or do not give detailed references as a matter of policy. Our experienced staff will gain as much information as possible and will note any difficulties encountered.
We offer employment checks for a single previous employer, or for 5 or 10 year periods.
We can also check employment gaps. With the increasing use of pre-employment checks, candidates are now aware that information provided on a CV is likely to be verified. Deceitful candidates may decide to conceal a period of negative employment on their CV, assuming the employer will never be contacted.
We combine a variety of verification techniques to establish a timeline for the candidate, highlighting any prolonged gaps in their professional or academic history which may conceal an instance that your candidate would prefer you didn’t know anything about.