The resumes have been screened, interviews conducted, and references checked, but there is critical piece missing from your hiring process: an employment verification.

References are a good resource to confirm skills, work ethic and cultural fit, but you can never truly know who is on the other end of the phone and if everything they say is the truth.

An employment verification authenticates the employment eligibility and past work history of your potential new hire. An employment verification gives you the full picture of an individual’s employment history, fulfills your due diligence in hiring the right candidate, and flags past transgressions that might impact the candidate’s ability to perform the job.

Quite simply, you can’t be as thorough as possible without running an employment verification, and other background checks. So, unless you want to be screening resumes again in a few months, always conduct an employment verification.

10 Reasons to Conduct Pre-Employment Background Checks

You have the perfect candidate ready to start work in two weeks, they’ve made it past all your hiring “hoops”, and you are about to issue the employment agreement. WAIT! Before you send anything, here are ten reasons why running pre-employment background checks are important.

Pre-employment background checks are essential to hiring the right person the first time around.

Businesses expect that every resume that comes into their Human Resources (HR) department is authentic, from professional experience and technical skills to education and volunteer work, but sometimes that is not always the case.

It’s important when you are hiring an employee that businesses and HR Managers do complete and thorough Employment Verification Check to verify the potential employee in front of them is being honest with their skills and experience. It happens – an individual is hired for work that they apparently have 10 years of experience in yet can’t seem to perform step one.

At VerificationsCanada, we confirm every single employment history outlined on the resume when processing an Employment Verification Check. We professionally verify company names and locations, dates of employment, and positions or titles held. In some cases, the organizations we contact to confirm employment history may be unresponsive, which in this industry often the applicant provided inaccurate or incomplete information. Not to worry, VerificationsCanada will send a full Employment Verification Report stating whether the information provided to the employer was correct or not. Our Employment Verification services includes a Criminal Background Check and Credit Check.


Employers need to perform an Employment Verification Check report to determine whether the resume your candidate presents is true. Did you know that between 46% and 53% of all resumes contain errors? When there is a right job market and the competition is hot, applicants often feel pressured to meet all the requirements, - even if it means telling a little white lie.

Call 1 888-343-3679 now to order an Employment Verification Check with VerificationsCanada.