What’s in an Employment Verification?
On behalf of employers, ScoutLogic will verify employment history as part of the employee background check to confirm a candidate’s work experience matches what they have shared in an interview process. This ensures the candidate has the professional background and appropriate work experience required for the position.
ScoutLogic will typically verify job titles, start and end dates for each job, and will sometimes check on salary and job duties. ScoutLogic may also ask for the reason for termination and whether the candidate is eligible for rehire.
Employers perform these verifications to ensure a candidate has the experience they provided on a resume. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a candidate to misrepresent their past titles, achievements, or responsibilities. Discrepancies between the information provided by the candidate and returned by ScoutLogic will be noted on the background report.
To verify your employment history, ScoutLogic contacts your previous employers (or their representatives) directly to confirm the information you provided. If ScoutLogic is not able to verify your information via the previous employer, then ScoutLogic will ask the candidate to provide a W-2 or other document as proof of our work history.
How is ScoutLogic different?
The key metrics to utilize for employment verifications are the turnaround times and the unable-to-verify rates. ScoutLogic typically performs third-party verifications like The Work Number or National Student Clearinghouse on the same day the background check is authorized.
For “manual” employment verifications where we need to contact an employer, ScoutLogic typically returns those verifications in three days. ScoutLogic’s major point of difference is in our unable-to-verify rate. Most background check companies have an unable-to-verify rate of 20% to 25%, meaning they can’t complete the verification. ScoutLogic’s unable-to-verify rate is under 10%. This is because ScoutLogic will make nine attempts for an employment verification versus the industry standard of three. This increase in attempts makes an enormous difference in our completion rate.
ScoutLogic Can Improve Your Background Check Program
ScoutLogic offers a full-set of pre-employment background checks services, including:
- Federal, State & Local Criminal Record Checks
- Education Verifications
- Motor Vehicle Record Checks
- Education Verifications
- Sex Offender Registry Searches
- Drug & Alcohol Screenings
- Credit Checks
- Employee Healthcare Sanctions
- Professional License Verifications
With our “Scout” service model of account-specific researchers, we improve the recruiter & candidate experience, return employment checks more quickly, and have a candidate dispute rate under <.1%. Contact us for a complimentary assessment of your background check program.
Disclaimer: ScoutLogic is not a law firm. You should always check with qualified counsel before you make any changes to your background check program. If you need a qualified attorney, we would be happy to make a referral for you.