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What's Included in Employment Verification? (2021 Update)

What's Included in Employment Verification? (2021 Update)

An employment verification is a background check that corroborates the past work experience in a candidate’s resume. By conducting this check, an employer can learn about a candidate’s past job titles, employment dates, reasons for leaving jobs, and more to help inform their hiring decisions.

Verifications frequently asked questions Blog Post

Verifications frequently asked questions

While the majority of background checks have a focus on uncovering criminal records, some positions require verification of of education, employment a...

5 Sample Background Checks Blog Post

5 Sample Background Checks

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Can a Background Check Reveal Past Employers? Blog Post

Can a Background Check Reveal Past Employers?

It's a fact: job seekers often lie on their resumes. According to a 2017 survey conducted by executive search firm OfficeTeam, 46 percent of workers k...

Background Screening 201 : Employment and Education Verifications – So Straightforward it Hurts Blog Post

Background Screening 201 : Employment and Education Verifications – So Straightforward it Hurts

Good morning folks! Today we turn from the different types of criminal history searches that backgroundchecks.com performs to education and employment...

Dallas Man’s Fake Resume and SSN Should Have Been Detected with Employment Verification and Background Checks Blog Post

Dallas Man’s Fake Resume and SSN Should Have Been Detected with Employment Verification and Background Checks

Heads are still reeling in Dallas, TX after city employees failed to detect multiple problems with a new hire’s resume. That new hire, Antoine Flowers...

What Do Education History Checks Show? Blog Post

What Do Education History Checks Show?

Many jobs require some form of post-secondary education. Most employers demand a specific type of bachelor’s degree, and some may even require graduat...

How Do Professional License Checks Work? Blog Post

How Do Professional License Checks Work?

Certain occupations and careers require professional licenses or certifications. These requirements, usually set and enforced at the state level, are ...

State Failed to Run Background Checks Before Granting Professional Licenses Blog Post

State Failed to Run Background Checks Before Granting Professional Licenses

Description: An audit of the state licensing body in Massachusetts recently found that the office did not conduct criminal and sex offender background...

What's Included in Employment Verification? (2021 Update) Blog Post

What's Included in Employment Verification? (2021 Update)

An employment verification is a background check that corroborates the past work experience in a candidate’s resume. By conducting this check, an empl...

What Does a Background Check Show? (2022 Update) Blog Post

What Does a Background Check Show? (2022 Update)

What does a background check show? The answer is complex due to the broad number of factors that different records searches entail. A background revie...

Can Background Checks Verify Salary? Blog Post

Can Background Checks Verify Salary?

One of the key pieces of information that employers want to know during the hiring process is a candidate’s salary history. Hiring managers are in a p...

How Does a Background Check Verify Employment? Blog Post

How Does a Background Check Verify Employment?

Verifying a candidate’s employment history is an integral part of the background check process. Many employers will make hiring decisions based largel...

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What does discrepancy mean on a background check? Blog Post

What does discrepancy mean on a background check?

What is a background check discrepancy, and what does it mean? Discover what you should know when reports return information you didn't expect.