Should I say they can contact my current employer?

It’s perfectly acceptable to answer no to contacting your current employer. Most employers understand this and usually won’t have any effect on their decision. Make sure you have a backup of other professional references or employers they can contact.

How do you answer May we contact your current employer?

If a hiring manager asks to contact your current employer, say, “I have a great working relationship with my current employer. Though they don’t know I’m looking elsewhere yet, I’d be happy to offer a previous employer’s contacts instead.”

Can a job contact your current employer?

Prospective employers usually understand the nature of a confidential job search and will not contact your current employer unless given permission to do so. Still, it’s a good idea to let anyone know your current employer is unaware of your job search and ask that they respect your privacy.

How do employers verify current employment?

The employer can request pay stubs from the employee that will show what wage they are currently earning, their current position, and employment dates. Additionally, larger employers may utilize a third party verification system that automatically verifies current employment without contacting the current employer.

Will HireRight contact my current employer?

HireRight will never contact your current employer without your permission first.

Will a background check show my current employer?

The simple answer is no. A background check cannot return a list or database of the jobs that a professional has held over the years. Most pre-employment background check services are geared toward uncovering public record information, such as criminal record information, driving records, and credit history.

How does HireRight verify past employment?

To verify your employment history, HireRight generally contacts your previous employers (or their representatives) directly to confirm the information you provided.

What questions does HireRight ask previous employers?

When requested for candidates working in certain positions, the employer may also ask the agency to provide a report detailing the candidate’s credit history.
Education and Credential Verification

  • Name of school.
  • Dates of attendance.
  • Major area of study.
  • Diploma, degree or credential awarded.
  • Date awarded.

What causes a red flag on a background check?

The background screening process is more affordable and quick than most employers think. Common background report red flags include application discrepancies, derogatory marks and criminal records.

What happens if HireRight can’t verify employment?

If employment cannot be confirmed by the verifying party within five (5) business days in the United States or seven (7) business days elsewhere, the applicant will be contacted for additional information, documentation or clarification, unless client guidelines state otherwise.

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