Outsourcing your pre employment reference and background checks to Verified NZ enables your HR department to save valuable time whilst increasing completion rates and reducing completion times.
Our employment reference service is successful because we initiate the process promptly, research the correct contact to request the reference from and chase up diligently. Our clear, concise report displays the information gained from all referees on a single page providing employers with an easy way to instantly view any discrepancies with their candidate's CV.
Yes, on most occasions we will be the fastest option for obtaining a reference. There are 3 key reasons for this. Firstly, it's our core business so the majority of our working day is dedicated to referencing compared to just a fraction of a working day in a typical HR department. Secondly, we don't just automatically send our request to the referee specified by the candidate. We contact each organisation and verify the correct contact and method by which to submit the request and ask when we're likely to receive a response. These friendly initial phone calls build relationships and are a key factor in speeding the process up. Finally, we chase up promptly - when a referee gets the impression we will continue to call until we receive the reference this often elicits a fast response.
Yes, we always attempt to obtain written references for our customers and do so in about 95% of cases. We include scanned copies of any letters, faxes or email references we receive within the candidate report we return to you.
We make five attempts to obtain references using the most suitable combination of phone calls, emails, faxes and letters as each scenario dictates. Evidence suggests that making any further attempts has a negligible effect on completion rates.