Do employment 검증업체 and background checks consume a significant amount of your HR department’s time? Outsourcing these functions is a great way to increase the efficiency of HR personnel through the elimination of these time-consuming tasks. But it’s not as easy as just calling up an employment verification company and passing the baton – there’s still a lot you need to know.
The following is a collection of employment verification practices along with additional information that details the steps involved in processing background screenings.
Steps for a Successful Employment Verification
1. Provide as much information as possible
When submitting a request for background screening services, it is important that the consumer reporting agency (CRA) is supplied with as much information from the applicant as possible. There may be instances where an applicant has changed his/her last name or may use a nickname that they failed to include on their paperwork. This omission may result in a discrepancy when trying to verify information.
When an applicant is providing his/her employment history, it’s important that a full name and address for the employer is provided. In many cases, an applicant may list the name of the employer but not include a complete address (ex: street name, city, state and zip code). Small businesses may be difficult to locate without a complete address. It is also important to provide a contact number for employers. Applicants may provide a phone number for a friend they have worked with to try and verify their employment, however a CRA must contact the company directly to try and verify information through the HR department or previous supervisor.
By providing the correct and necessary information from the start, this helps the screening provider to avoid delaying the verification because they must research a company’s information.
2. Obtain all necessary consent forms
In order for a CRA to perform a background investigation, an applicant must sign an authorization and release form along with a disclosure statement giving their consent and knowledge that an investigation is being processed. As an employer, you will want to keep on file the signed disclosure statement. The authorization and release form is submitted to the CRA along with the applicant’s information to be verified.
For companies who submit their investigations via electronic format, it’s always a good idea to have an authorization and release form with a “wet” signature on file. Difficulties may arise, especially with schools, in accepting electronic signatures. It is the policy of some schools to only accept a “wet” signature on an authorization and release form and therefore will not verify any information when supplied with an electronic signature.