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Reference Checks

Reference checks serve multiple purposes. They are primarily used to validate a candidate’s stated employment, educational and professional membership history, but they can also be used to fill gaps in a candidate’s employment history. In addition, many businesses view reference checks as a useful means of gauging a candidate’s reliability and capabilities before they make that crucial recruitment decision.

Types of Checks

education checks

occupational history check

employment checks


 Education checks

Occupational history

Employment Checks 


personal reference check 

professional and technical membership



Personal reference

Professional/Technical membership


About the Checks

Our Education Checks can help to verify that candidates have attended their stated educational establishments, confirming their dates of attendance, their courses studied and their grades obtained. Similarly, Employment Checks can be used to confirm such basic details as the candidate’s place of employment, their employment dates and the positions they held. If a candidate had any periods of unemployment or self-employment, our Occupational History Reference can be used to fill in the gaps.

If a candidate has listed any memberships of technical or professional bodies on their application, the Experian Professional Technical Membership Check can be used to help verify their claims. Finally, our Personal Reference checks involve directly contacting individuals who can vouch for your candidate’s character and reliability.

When it comes to reference checks, Experian offer a global service, to help us carry out detailed and reliable employment, education, professional and technical membership referencing. If necessary, we can also obtain personal and character references.

The Benefits of Using Experian

  • Using a third party to conduct reference checks is time-saving and cost-effective, as it allows your staff to focus on different tasks
  • Our 24/7 online screening process can be easily integrated with your current recruitment platform
  • An expert dedicated account management team and skilled operations team helps you to make the most of our services at all times
  • Helps you to meet industry regulations and reduce the risk of a non-compliant process

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