Referencing and Verification Services

Employer reference Checks:

What does it check?
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Period of employment 
  • Position held
  • Reason for leaving
  • Disciplinary action taken against the candidate
  • Would the employer re-employ the candidate
  • Absence, salary and a number of other questions

Good practice is to verify employment records with the Human Resources department and not with people who worked with the candidate. If you are interested in subjective information about the candidate’s performance we recommend adding a character reference from a line manager.

There is no limit to the number of employer references you can request. The more past employers you check, the clearer a picture you will build about an individual, helping to identify any gaps and discrepancies.

Employer reference checks can be ordered to cover a specific period (eg. the last 5 years) or a number of employers. Verifile can work with you to design and manage any screening policy.

How long does this service take?

Using Verifile’s online system, employers will automatically be sent an email or fax form to return. Response times vary, as Verifile depends on the employer’s participation. We aim to give you a response within 5 - 10 working days — but if we cannot achieve that, we will let you know why.

Personel Reference checks:

What does it check?
  • The capacity in which the referee has known the candidate
  • How long the referee has known the candidate for
  • Main duties and responsibilities (when applicable)
  • Candidate’s principal strengths and areas for development
  • The referee’s opinion of the candidate’s integrity and honesty

We highly recommend using this check to help you gather character references from people who have known a candidate at different points in their career. These might be co-workers, suppliers, customers, university lecturers, supervisors or anyone who is relevant to an application and can shed light on the candidate’s integrity and honesty, and skills and capability.

How long does this service take?

Using Verifile’s online system, the personal referee will automatically be sent an email or fax form to return. Response times vary, as Verifile is dependent on the referee’s participation. We aim to give you a response within 5 - 10 working days — but if we cannot achieve that, we will let you know why.

Education Checks:

Higher Education Checks
What does it check?
  • The establishment attended
  • Dates attended
  • Level of qualification obtained
  • Title of course
  • Classification of qualification
How long does this service take?

Using Verifile’s online system, the university/college will immediately be sent an email or fax form to return. Response times vary, as Verifile is dependent on the institute’s participation. We aim to give you a response within 5 - 10 working days — but if we cannot achieve that, we will let you know why.

Secondary Education Checks
What does it check?
  • The establishment attended
  • Period of attendance
  • Qualification type
  • All subjects studied
  • What grades were achieved

You can use this facility to check high school exams, further education qualifications and professional qualifications.

How long does this service take?

Using Verifile’s online system, the institute will immediately be sent an email or fax form to return. Response times vary, as Verifile is dependent on the establishment's participation. We aim to give you a response within 5 - 10 working days — but if we cannot achieve that, we will let you know why.