The Employment or the work history verification is extremely essential for many reasons. The Job applicants may lie on their resume to cover up the previous employment problems, and even the periods of imprisonment that they obviously do not want to reveal in an application for a new job. You are particularly obliged not only by the law, but morally, to make as sure as you possibly can that your employees are not harmed through your employment of an unsuitable candidate.
Your verification procedure should very well detect any false dates of the employment provided, any exaggeration of the positions or the responsibilities held and the possibility of the fictitious employers being named. Why does this happen? Why do some candidates feel it so necessary to fabricate their resumes or CVs in this way? It is, in fact, not all that uncommon, and there have been some very prominent cases reported in the press. Let's examine some reasons why people do this.
A very common reason for stating false periods of the employment with the specific companies is to hide the dismissal for inappropriate behavior, violence to other employees or even theft. Any one of these could provide an excellent reason for finding an employer guilty of the negligible hiring, and this itself introduces a problem. While it is essential that you identify these applicants, the previous employers might be loathe to provide the required details to you that could indicate them to have been negligent. Sometimes only a professional investigator can get to the truth of these situations.
Another reason is to hide a period of the conviction, so someone released from prison can be confident of finding employment quickly. It is easier to provide a fictitious employer, or extend the period of the previous employment. Such temptations can be irresistible to a person desperate to find employment. If questioned on the reasons for the job changes indicated on the resume, an applicant can provide a change of the state or county, or even the desire for advancement, as a reason. They all sound plausible, there having been plenty of time for rehearsal of the story! Both of these excuses, or reasons, are really common and are difficult to disprove if previous employers are loathe to provide the full employment details. This is particularly true of lies told regarding the positions of responsibility. Many employers will agree to provide the employment dates if pushed, but no more. Not even severance details. There are also frauds in terms of the educational qualifications of the candidates who are opting for employment. Thus, to very well ensure that the candidate’s qualification is genuine, the education verification is also to be necessarily conducted.