A Verbal Reference Check is the gold standard in employment screening for every applicant that you are considering hiring. This check will leave no stone unturned in fact checking and assessing a candidate’s capabilities.

Every check is personally conducted by one of our expert consultants, which means you can expect a detailed, customised response that goes far beyond simple yes or no answers. This check explores an applicant’s skill sets such as leadership, analytical skills and strategic capability, as well as providing career progression and salary package confirmation.

Independent referee verification means you know that the information you receive is accurate and from a genuine source. You also have the option of customising your own set of questions to ensure your sector or company’s interests are covered.

Take advantage of ProbityPeople’s Verbal Reference Check today and let us do the work for you.

Why should you conduct a Verbal Reference Check?

A Verbal Reference Check should be conducted for the following reasons:

  • Verify an applicant’s employment history in forensic detail, fully fact checked
  • Identify any red flags before making a hiring decision
  • Identify any issues that may affect an applicant’s ability to perform the role
  • Gain a comprehensive picture of the applicant’s personality, behaviour and work ethic from previous employers
  • Fulfil your company’s due diligence and compliance obligations without wasting internal resources

How long does a Verbal Reference Check take?

On average, you can expect to receive the results of your applicant’s Verbal Reference Check within one to two business days.

Turnaround times are an estimation only based on our experience. Where ProbityPeople is reliant on third parties to provide information, it may take longer for information to be supplied.

What data is shown on a Verbal Reference Check?​​

A Verbal Reference Check may reveal the following information:

  • Previous employers
  • Employment dates and gaps in employment
  • Reasons for leaving previous positions
  • Duties and responsibilities of previous positions
  • Previous job titles and salaries
  • Soft skills verification
  • Strengths and achievements
  • Verification of key skills sets such as leadership, analytical skills or demonstrated strategic capability
  • Referee verification

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