Verifications

Unfortunately, not all applicants are totally honest about their qualifications and may make some slight or even egregious misrepresentations of their educational and professional backgrounds. According to the HireRight 2014 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, 88% of respondents reported that background screening has exposed a person who lied on a resume.

Verification services, which include checking employment histories, educational degrees, and professional licenses, can help employers ensure that applicants have the qualifications and backgrounds you require for an open position.

HireRight researchers are expert in procuring exactly this type of background information from all over the world, with extensive experience in obtaining verification data from former employers, educational institutions, and licensing bodies. Our customers appreciate such valuable benefits as:

  • Established relationships with data sources
  • Up-to-date lists of known diploma mills
  • Ability (at our customers’ direction) to address unresponsive sources by keeping a service open longer.
Verification services help avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of hiring someone who does not meet the stated qualifications for an open position. An unqualified new hire may not be able to perform necessary job requirements, which could negatively impact individual and organizational performance, not to mention overall revenue.

HireRight is also comfortable working directly with applicants themselves to help substantiate claims. Getting applicants directly involved in the verification process often helps speed it along. We allow them the opportunity to provide us directly with documentation like paystubs, tax records, or diploma copies, which helps expedite results or, in many cases, serves as the necessary proof we need to complete the search.

When we do involve an applicant, we understand the sensitivity involved and the need to keep their experience top-of-mind throughout the entire screening process, which is why we offer value-added solutions tailored specifically for them.

Our deep body of expertise in verification services, coupled with applicant involvement and transparency, means that HireRight consistently has a high rate of success when validating applicant claims. This is critical information employers need to make informed hiring decisions.


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