What Is an Employee Record?
An employee record or file is a set of documents that an employer keeps for each employee. While not all companies keep employee files, many companies do, especially larger organizations. Objective information added to the file typically includes the following:
In addition, a company can also add subjective information, such as performance reviews, disciplinary hearings, and any grievances that may have been filed against you by coworkers, suppliers, or customers.
Can a Background Check Reveal Termination?
Typically, a background check will not reveal a termination of employment. Background checks provide a wealth of information to prospective employers and landlords, but they do not have access to private employment records. Because your termination will not appear in any public database, it is unlikely to appear in a standard employment background check.
Questions You Can Ask on a Reference Call
The best place to learn information about why a candidate left their plast place of employment is by contacting their job references. At the end of every reference call, you can casually ask one of the following questions:
Next, compare the responses to these questions to the stated reasons the applicant provided on the job application. Some of the more common ways job seekers try to avoid using the word “fired” on a job application is to use euphemisms like “by mutual agreement,” or “reduction in force,” or “company reorganization.”
While any of these responses could be valid, sometimes these kinds of phrases are used as “weasel” words in order for the candidate to avoid saying he was fired. That’s why it’s so important to ask references why the candidate left. After all, lying on a resume is, or at least should be, one of the quickest disqualifiers for further considerations for employment.
From the job seeker’s standpoint, using a phrase like “termination – will explain” is probably the best thing to put down under “reason for leaving.” It is possible for people to lose their jobs for reasons that should not ruin their careers, and they should be given the opportunity to explain. The prospective employer should also be given the opportunity to verify the explanation, as well.
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