These are used to verify the accuracy of information provided by the individual on applications and resumes.
They are performed by experienced researchers and specialists and, except for the Expanded Reference Verification, are focused on the information that was supplied by the applicant/employee during the Authorization/Disclosure process.
Education Verification: Check of each listed school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The Education Verification Report flags known diploma mills and may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable.
Employment Verification: Check of each prior employer to verify employment information listed by the applicant. Depending on the called company’s policies, the report may contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.
DOT Employment Verification: Verification of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated driver safety records from the applicant’s previous or present DOT regulated employer. The information can include driver vehicle type, reason for leaving, safety performance history and DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing records from the applicant’s previous DOT regulated employer. BCGSmartCheck offers the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) Report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) returns a commercial driver’s 5-year crash and 3-year inspection history from the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
Professional License Verification: Check of government-issued professional licenses (nurses, doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, insurance agents, accountants, architects and many others). Confirms with the state or federal issuing authority of the applicant’s license, certification or credentials, the date of issue, expiration date and status.
Professional Reference Verification: Check of each professional reference provided by the applicant. Touches on the reference’s relationship with the applicant, length of time known, any joint work experiences, and overall character of the applicant.
eReferences: Professional references are the best way to directly fill in the gaps about how a candidate works with supervisors and colleagues and how their personal attitudes, skills, and practices complement the work team. Making these calls is tedious, time-consuming, and often less-than-effective. SmartCheck eReferences are a better solution because they are personally introduced/ requested by the candidate, they are done via text or email, and they are completed online. This yields faster responses (85% within 48 hours), more detail (digital interviews can easily cover 10 questions/ topic), greater candidness (respondents are more comfortable not talking with a stranger), and better usability (responses can be rated and evaluated).
Expanded Reference Verification: Produces a detailed Reference Check developed with the client based on the needs of the client/position. This intensive search is typically requested for senior executives, attorneys, and senior medical professionals. Unlike the verifications listed above, the Expanded Reference Verification does not limit itself to information provided by the potential candidate.After standard screens are completed and high level digital media searches are performed, selective personal and professional references are checked by a verification specialist through contact with each reference (including a 15-20 minute interview).
Health Services Professional National Verification: Provides background data on individuals in the healthcare industry and meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s Compliance Program. Information is obtained from the Office of Inspector General, the General Services Administration, the Federal Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and TRICARE. Searches the background data on an individual healthcare professional (doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians and others); retrieves data from the above-referenced federal sources, and state agencies across the 50 states to reveal any sanctions and/or violations and whether disciplinary action was taken on that individual.
International Education Verification: A verification specialist contacts the internationally situated school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable.
International Employment Verification: An employment verification specialist contacts each internationally situated employer to verify information reported by the applicant. The report generally contains dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.