What is Employment Background Check

Employment background check is a process through which the complete employment history of a candidate including past companies, designations, and tenues at each company are validated. It also includes the candidate’s reasons for leaving past jobs and eligibility for rehire. In USA, whenever a new candidate is hired, they are required to provide testimony that they are entitled to work in the country. For comprehensive employment background check, all the candidates should have a completed Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) and keep on the file by the employer.

Besides the verification of claims about work history, skills and profiles cited by a potential recruit, employment verification analyzes (any) gaps or inconsistencies in one’s employment graph and helps in establishing the honesty, reliability and trustworthiness of this hire. This verification also enables HR personnel in ensuring that the person is suitably experienced for the job role in question – a very important aspect in roles requiring specific skills and technical experience.

The Need for Employment Background Check

Work and employment history, past designation/s, nature of work/ industry and profile are some of the major indicators for assessing an applicant’s fit with a job opening. Add to it the crucial details like – reason for leaving, tenure period, multiple jobs’ details, exit interview/ appraisals’ remarks and ratings – and remunerations – and the employment record head becomes one of the key aspects, considered by the HR personnel, even at the shortlisting stage.

In an ideal scenario, the applicants would mention these straight-forward points on their resumes – revealing important details at the time of interactions and interviews – in complete honesty. However, that’s not always the case. In today’s competitive employment landscape with so many technologies eases available to everyone, candidates unduly embellishing their credentials and accomplishments, and/or providing wrong or false information in their resumes is not rare.

Thus, it pays to consider and instate formal Employment Verification procedures for all key hires – carried out by a specialist agency like cFIRST that specializes in all sorts of Employee Verification Checks – at all levels nationally and internationally.

Employment Background Check Services by cFIRST

cFIRST unearths a potential hire’s employment history – and verifies it to ascertain the said candidate’s overall behavior, performance and work experience at one or more previous organization/s. In cases, where one (or more) of the past employers are no longer in business, a thorough investigation is carried out through alternative means – to ensure the validity of claims of the person having worked there.

Our Verification Process

Insufficiency Identification
Before initiating the check, it is important to scrutinize the details available to be verified along with supportive documents to authenticate the details claimed including mandatory details of employer name, employee ID, employment dates, job title, reason for leaving and supportive documents including service certificate / relieving letter/salary slip and letter of authorization.

Checking Client SLA
It is mandatory to check client listed SLA to be followed and cross-verified for a particular profile depending on the project.

Registration of Company Records to be Checked
This search will provide complete details of company registration and current status of a company. This can be done by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website.

Website domain should be checked
This search will provide complete details regarding company website and current status of the domain. We check domain status at this link: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp

Suspected or No-Hire company list to be checked
If the employer name is listed as no hire company that it means that they cannot hire candidates listed in this list and this will close as RED with client approval. If employer name is listed as a suspected company then a complete investigation is done on the company and based on findings the case is closed. Suspected companies information is shared with a client on an immediate basis and verification should be initiated as written only.

Contact Employer
We contact the employer either through written verification/email verification / physical site visit / online third party.

Color Code Matrix
Color Code Matrix is then prepared for each case under a profile and the same is coded post receiving the verification to categorize the case.

cFIRST Advantage

  • ISO 27001:2013 certified, PBSA, NASSCOM NSR empaneled company with 2,000,000+ checks
  • Awarded and trusted by world’s largest companies
  • Strong international presence and networks allow cFIRST to carry out intensive checks across the globe
  • Best in-class service quality and excellent turnaround times
  • Comprehensive, Customized Background Verification Solutions – across verticals and sectors
  • Dedicated Drug Testing and Compliance teams
  • Convenient data entry/report retrieval processes
  • Top-notch, secure and technology-backed processes



Want to know more, to check whether we ‘fit’ in your scheme of things? Give us a call on the numbers given below, email us, or send us a quick message using the form on the right.

USA: +1-513-729-7715

India: +91-953-889-5291

Email: sales@cfirstcorp.com