Reference verification serves as a vital component of the employment screening process. Professional reference verification — conducted by phone or in writing via email — helps you confirm important employment details about job candidates.
During an employee reference check, a professional interviewer can verify employment with a specific company, as well as the dates of employment. Positions held, eligibility for re-hire and reasons for separation from the company may also be verified during a reference interview.
In some instances, a specialty reference check may be warranted, such as a DOT Prior Employment Verification. This is a combination of a past employment verification and a personal reference check that is required for transportation companies that are regulated to comply with DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.25.