Verify their credentials before making a decision
Verifying an applicant’s background can help you make an informed decision when hiring. Finding out the educational and professional background of an applicant and being able to make sure that all credentials are verified can make all of the difference between hiring someone who is qualified or hiring someone who is not.
Our services allow us to verify everything form employment histories, educational degrees to professional licenses. We can help you make sure your applicant is qualified for the position.
Some states do not list convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) on criminal court records. That's why SimpliVerified recommends checking the motor vehicle record (MVR) and driving history of any applicant or employee driving a company vehicle, chauffeuring, entertaining clients or operating machinery.
Our for full MVR background checks that detail:
- License type and class
- Expiration date
- Endorsements (if applicable)
- Suspensions or revocations
Employment Verifications are recommended for all hires, as contact with former employer(s) offers insight into an Applicant’s job history, qualifications and experience. Verifications further assist in uncovering exaggerated or false information provided by an Applicant.
Confirming professional licensing and certification directly through the licensing agency ensures you are hiring qualified individuals and offers protection from potential fraud or malpractice. A license verification not only validates the claimed professional license but also includes what state the license is held in, date issued, expiration date, current status, and any reported disciplinary actions.
Research and verification specialist verify directly through the educational institution dates of enrollment, graduation date, and degree(s) the Applicant received. We offer verification of high school diploma, GED, higher education degrees, and certificates obtained from trade and technical institutions.
The Department of Homeland Security has increased scrutiny of employers’ hiring practices.
The civil penalties for hiring undocumented workers have significantly increased and, in some cases, Human Resources professionals and business executives have been criminally prosecuted after hiring individuals who were ineligible to work in the United States. These prosecutions have included federal conspiracy and harboring of illegal aliens charges.
DHS and the Social Security Administration are encouraging employers to use the E-Verify system (previously called the Basic Pilot Program or the SAVE Program) to electronically verify the identity information provided on the Form I-9 and the new hire’s eligibility to work in the US.
Adoption of this free web-based system has met with employer resistance because of its mandatory online tutorial, which can take up to an hour to complete, and the confusing process required when a new hire’s SSN and name does not match SSA records or the DHS cannot verify that the individual is authorized to work in the US.
An address verification or address history search is a useful tool for clients who want to conduct a comprehensive criminal record search. Although job applications and resume’s contain present and, in some cases, past addresses, usually the required seven years off address information is not available. Conducting an address search not only validates the address information that has already been obtained, but it often includes additional addresses and names that need to be checked for possible criminal activity. This information is obtained from a variety of sources, including postal change of address requests and credit report information. SimpliVerified recommends conducting an address search as an important part of the background screening process.
The Workers’ Compensation Records search provides detailed information regarding the filing of an Applicant’s prior Workers’ Compensation Claims and injuries.
While the amount of information provided varies by state, this report helps to identify individuals who may pose a safety threat to employers as well as the safety of other employees. This report may also help to assist employers in revealing individuals with a history of fraudulent Workers Compensation claims.
Reference checking allows you to ensure that you are finding the most qualified person who is also a good match for the position. By conducting reference checks, you can avoid costs associated with failed probation periods and poor performance, which can impact your guests or clients and damage your image or reputation.
The Social Security Number Verification search allows employers to match their records of Applicant/employee names with Social Security Numbers to ensure accurate reporting before preparing and submitting required W-2 Forms, among others.
Ensuring that employee information is accurate minimizes processing times and costs to employers as well as protection from hiring individuals with false or stolen Social Security Numbers.
Although volunteer work is not a paid employment that does not mean that a company should not verify the background of a volunteer applicant. Often volunteer jobs require someone who is in a position of trust, therefore making sure that an applicant is qualified is important.
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Screenings will help you confirm information on an applicant’s background and history. Knowing more about an applicant’s knowledge and skills will enable you to make an informed decision.