Pre-Employment Verifications for the Win

Your first impression of a prospective employee begins with their resume. A person who fudges the facts or makes stuff up altogether isn't the type of person you want on staff. Because if they're lying to you already, well . . . you know how this story will likely end. Our pre-employment verifications, including professional license verifications, provide peace of mind.

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Choosing the Right Vendor to Run Pre-Employment Verifications

The screening vendor you use to run education and employment verifications matters. Learn what to look for—and what to avoid—in this free guide: How to Choose the Right Background Check Vendor.


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Good Egg's Approach to Pre-Employment Verifications

Here's the sad truth: applicants DO lie. Plenty of surveys suggest that well over 50% of people lie on their resumes (and even more so for Millennials). Some of the biggest industry offenders? Financial, hospitality, IT, healthcare, and retail. That's why education and employment verification checks are still relevant (in addition to professional license verifications). But they tend to work best when bundled with other pre-employment screenings so you can get a complete and accurate picture of the candidate. Luckily at Good Egg, we can handle all of your background check needs—and more. Plus, we offer candidate text messaging, which makes it super easy to complete verifications.

Pre-Employment Verifications

Make sure you're hiring the most qualified candidate by confirming essential information—from academic and professional experience to personal reputation and licensure.

  • Education verification
  • Employment verification
  • Professional reference interview
  • Professional license verification
Personal Data Verifications

Ensure that you're building a legal workforce by confirming your applicant's Social Security information and U.S. work eligibility.

  • Consent-based SSN verification
  • E-Verify
  • Electronic I-9
  • Workers Compensation claim screen

Pre-Employment Verifications: Features & Benefits

  • Quick turnaround, thorough vetting
  • Compliant with federal, state, and local laws/regulations
  • Reports are verified for accuracy before being delivered to customers
  • Can easily be bundled with our other background check solutions

Frequently Asked Question about Verifications

I've heard that verifying a job candidate's education and employment references can slow down the background check process considerably. Is there a better way?

Luckily, when you work with Good Egg, there is a better way: candidate text messaging. With candidate text messaging, the whole background check process is kicked off with a "QUICK INVITE" sent via text. Our results show that background checks that are initiated via text complete 76% faster than email. It takes a candidate 14 hours to start the background check via text message as opposed to 31 hours via email.

Not only that, but the verifications process is much faster, too! By contacting references via text message, Good Egg has been able to decrease the time it takes to complete verifications by 13%.

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The number of hiring managers who feel that lying about an academic degree is the most serious lie, even beating out criminal records.
[Source: CNBC]


The number of employees ages 18-34 who know someone who's lied on their resume.
[Source: Robert Half]


Millennials are twice as likely to fib on resumes
[Source: Fox Business News]

Additional types of pre-employment screenings

Criminal Monitoring

Confirm your applicant's identity and protect your company from illegal activity with a wide range of screenings on local, state, and national levels.
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Social Media

Get insight into potential cultural fit and protect your company's reputation by searching your candidate's presence in the media and on popular social platforms.
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Driver History

Be confident that you're hiring the safest drivers with reports on license class, status, accident history, and citations.
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Drug Testing

Drug users are 300% less productive. Maintain a safe and productive workforce by screening for recent drug use.
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Experience a Better Way to Conduct Employment Verifications

The best way to experience Good Egg's employment verifications is by requesting a demo.
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