Employment verification is a fool proof way of not hiring ineligible people for job vacancies. Ineligibility can be due to various reasons; lack of experience/expertise, alien status, lack of work ethics, falsification of employment/experience, etc. and the only way to ascertain this is through employment verification. During previous employment verification of the candidates, the following parameters are checked: Employee Tenure, salary, experience, expertise, job profile, behavior and conduct, discipline, compliance to rules, job continuity details and employee integrity details. The best way to determine the credentials of the candidates and justification of the hiring process is by conducting a thorough employment verification of all new hires.
During employment verification with previous employers, the salary details and the start end dates are ascertained. The start-end dates of all the previous employments of the candidates can provide job continuity proof and also total up to the experience of the candidates. The can then be compared to the details provided by the candidate in the application form to establish the integrity of information provided. Salary details are also important because the new company needs to base its compensation package in a mutually beneficial manner. The new hires should have an adequate and proportional increment that is also a logical advancement as per the growth norms. At the same time, the new company also should not overpay the new hires.
Employment verification also plays an important part is establishing the new hire’s experience and expertise. Many a time, candidates’ resumes contain unintentional and sometimes, intentional embellishments. It is very tempting for many of the job applicants to portray themselves as the most eligible candidates. It is also difficult for the interviewers to do a thorough examination of these details during the interview, due to the limited time available. Past employers share this information with the new hirers. In fact, there are specific questions that are asked as a part o the employment verification process that seek information about the job profile, performance overview and area of expertise during old employment.
Information about the work ethics of the new hires, the details about their conduct and behavior, attendance details, etc. can be found out during the employment verification process. This information is not always willingly disclosed by the new hires and the only way to understand about them is by asking old employers. This verification is important in determining the right candidates for the jobs and also for preventing undeserved candidates taking up positions that could have been better optimized.