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Work experience check

The work experience of a (potential) employee is checked with a reference check.

Reference check to verify work experience

During this check, the work experience of a (potential) employee is checked. This is done by contacting an appointed referee previously specified by the (potential) employee. The referee is asked to answer several questions of which the answers will be included in the screening report.

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Verify work experience

To check the most recent work experience, a (potential) employee is asked to provide the contact details of a referee, includingname, current email address, and telephone number. Validata only accepts business email addresses and phone numbers. An appointed referee will never be approached via a Gmail or Hotmail address, nor via a personal (mobile) number.

If it turns out that the appointed referee is no longer employed with the specified organisation, the contact details of the Human Resources department will be requested.

An additional advantage of approaching referees via a business email address or telephone number is that this serves as source verification. Validata checks the work experience directly at the source, i.e. the most recent employer.’

Check  work experience using a reference check

To fulfill the Work experience check, a referee will receive a secure link by email to complete and submit an online questionnaire. Objective information is then confirmed using the following list of questions:

  • Is the specified employer truthfully correct?
  • Is the specified position of the (potential) employee correct?
  • Is the specified period of employment correct (accurate to the day)?

It is possible to extend the reference check with questions that are specifically important for your organisation. Interested in this option?
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Work experience is not extensively evaluated by Validata

Validata only verifies factual information during a Work experience and reference check. A referee will never be asked about the performance of a (potential) employee in a certain position.

Additionally, Validata will never contact a referee by telephone to discuss the matter. On the few occasions that Validata will contact by telephone, it is simply to encourage the referee to complete and submit the online questionnaire. This only happens when Validata has not received a response after sending multiple reminders by email.

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Notify referee for a quick processing time

To avoid delays, Validata advises (potential) employees to inform their referee before the reference check. From that moment on, the referee is aware of the fact that he or she can expect an email containing the link to the online questionnaire, from Validata,. If the answers are submitted on time, the Work experience and reference check can be completed quickly and included in the screening report.

Why conduct a Work experience check with Validata?

Validata addresses your concerns

As soon as the (potential) employee has appointed a referee, Validata takes the entire screening process off your hands. The referee is then asked to complete an online questionnaire based on factual information via a secure link.

Delivers fitting solutions

Does your organisation have specific questions that should be added to the standard questionnaire of the Work experience check? Validata can meet your needs and provide a suitable solution for every organisation.

Specialises in employment screening

Validata has specialised in employment screening since 2009. Due to our many years of experience, we offer a fast and efficient screening process that complies with current (privacy) laws and regulations.

Screen employees with Validata

The success of an organisation depends on having the right employees. Consequently, it is important to make sure you know who you are recruiting and retaining. Validata has created different screening profiles for each sector that can be supplemented as desired. In addition to the Work experience check, there are numerous other background checks to choose from.

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