A critical step in an employer's due diligence.
Did you know that up to 53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information? Candidates are guilty of everything from inflating job titles to falsifying education and credentials and listing non-existent employers! Conducting reference checks is an essential step towards achieving a good hire. It can save employers thousands of dollars in time, recruitment and training costs, performance issues, and severance pay. Reference checks and education verification are also an important part of an employer's due diligence. Despite the many benefits, a surprising number of employers do not conduct reference checks at all. Why? Because they are inconvenient, time consuming and can have potential legal implications.
Why should you hire a third-party to conduct your reference checks?
- REASON #1: Ensure Compliance with HR Legislation. We ensure that questions asked comply with employment legislation, including the BC Human Rights Code and the BC Personal Information Protection Act. Any information we inadvertently obtain that may violate these laws will not be relayed to you, which reduces the potential for any legal issues.
- REASON #2: Convenience. Contacting a candidate's previous employer can be time-consuming and uncomfortable. In addition, finding mutually convenient times to speak with past employers can be challenging. We can ensure our availability when a reference calls back.
- REASON #3: Protect Yourself and Your Business. Reference checks may be the easiest way to prevent a bad hire. They can uncover inaccuracies in resumes and job applications and glean information about a candidate's past job performance. They can also ensure your candidate has the education and work experience that they say they do.
- REASON #4: Stay Neutral and Objective. We have never met your candidate in person so we do not have any preconceived biases about them. We can provide you with objective information to base your hiring decision on.
OUR REFERENCE CHECKS
We offer three types of reference checks: verification of employment, reference checks, and verification of education.
VERIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT
Verification of Employment checks verify that your candidate did in fact work for the employer they listed on their resume or application form, their start and end dates of employment, and their position or job title.
COST: $90.00 (plus tax)
In addition to information obtained through a verification of employment check, reference checks attempt to glean information about the candidate's past job performance, work ethic and interpersonal skills from previous employers and personal (character) references.
COST: $150.00 (plus tax)
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Verification of Education checks verify that the candidate did in fact attend the institution listed on their resume or application form, their dates of attendance, the credentials issued and the dates they were awarded.
COST: $90.00 (plus tax)
STEP 1: Contact Us
The first step is to contact us to book your reference check. We will collect some information from you and then email you some necessary paperwork to complete.
Phone: (778) 738-0338
STEP 2: Payment, Consent & Info
Before we can complete your reference checks, we will require the following:
STEP 3: Reference Check & Reporting
After we receive your payment and paperwork, we will conduct your reference check. Pending the reference's availability and willingness to participate, the reference check will be completed and our report emailed to you within 3 business days.