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Verifications for Safer Hiring

Because to some applicants, honesty is relative.

The Data:

According to a survey of recruiters and applicants, the most common lies told during the hiring process include…


Boasting graduation while still a few credit hours short: 40 percent


Holding a director title when the actual role was a manager or other equivalent: 41 percent


Working at a company longer than they did to avoid listing another employer: 50 percent

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Does Everything Check Out?

Everyone wants to look as good as possible on their resume. To some degree, most applicants will posture and wordsmith, toeing the line between truthful and slightly misleading. However, data shows that there are a significant number of candidates who explicitly present lies about themselves, their education, past employment, and qualification credentials. These lies can significantly influence hiring decisions if not identified early on, affecting workplace dynamics in negative ways. Personal reference verifications and employment verifications can help sort out what’s true and what’s embellished.

Our Process


Receive candidate information.


Perform manual outreach via phone and email.


If yet unverified after the initial attempt, our verifications specialists follow up three times per day.


Once the contact Is reached, detailed information is recorded given responses to a list of custom questions.


Our average turnaround for verifications is under three business days.

Helping Employers Do Their Due Diligence

Through Pre-Employment Verifications

Education Verifications
We verify high school diplomas as well as bachelor’s and advanced degrees through manual outreach or the National Student Clearinghouse, collecting information such as dates of enrollment, GPA, honors, and more. Consider adding education verifications to your current screening process.
Employment Verifications
Perhaps the most common incidence of resume fraud deals with past employment history. Peopletrail can verify dates of employment, position, and other applicable information directly with the previous employer. Employment verifications provide insights that are otherwise impossible to gather.
Professional References
For a professional reference verification, our screening specialists conduct a brief interview with applicant-reported professional contacts. We recommend checking professional references to gain insight into the candidate’s work ethic, professional relationships, job skills, and trustworthiness.
Personal References
Direct verification of personal relationships can provide valuable information regarding the general image of a potential new hire. Much like professional reference checks, these verifications are carried out manually using customized questions.
Immunization & Medical
Peopletrail provides the necessary verification of immunization and medical records to keep certain employers compliant with Medicaid Sanction and other industry requirements.
Residence & Landlord
Residence/Landlord Verifications are a manual check of previous landlords or property managers to verify residence, payment, and other tenant-related information. Such information can save landlords considerable time, money, and headache.

Peopletrail solutions help you make confident hiring decisions, improve your team’s productivity, accelerate your recruitment time, and enhance the candidate experience.

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