Verify Employment Application Data Fast

Make more informed hiring decisions with verified employment data from The Work Number®.

Access Verified Work History Instantly

With instant 24/7 access to verified work history, you can improve your quality of hire, inform hiring decisions with accurate data, and deliver a more efficient hiring process.
key Benefits of Pre-Employment Verifications

Instant 24/7 Report Access

Receive instant reports delivered 24/7, providing you with real-time candidate data. 

Explosive Growth of The Work Number

The Work Number database offers credentialed verifiers access to more than 670 million records for verifications of income and employment.

Review Tenure

Confirm a candidate's past work history and current job status without contacting their employer.

Detect Inconsistencies

Identify any omissions or inconsistencies in self-reported information.

Validate Experience

Leverage verified employment data from The Work Number to validate a candidate’s employment history.
aspects of employment history often overlooked
Omitted Positions

Candidates often omit irrelevant or early positions, such as summer lifeguard duty. But our reports let you see if they've omitted a string of short tenures.

Job Stretching

It's possible that a prospect will claim a managerial or supervisory role they didn't hold. Finding discrepancies in this area can help you avoid regrettable hires.

Time Gaps

Inaccurate job dates could mean gaps between jobs are being hidden or the length of service is being misrepresented.

Help fight the high cost of employee turnover.

An accurate picture of employment history can help you hire employees who are likely to stay longer.

Use the slider to see the varying views of your applicant.


Talent Report™ Employment Select All

Provides verification of employment for all candidate history by SSN.

Talent Report™ Employment Select 7

Provides verification of employment through the last 7 years.

Talent Report™ Employment Select 5

Provides verification of employment through the last 5 years.

Talent Report™ Employment Select 3

Provides verification of employment through the last 3 years.
record based offerings

Talent Report™ Employment Choice 2

Provides verification of employment up to the 2 most recent employers per SSN.

Talent Report™ Employment Choice 3

Provides verification of employment up to the 3 most recent employers per SSN.
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Other Offerings

Talent Report™ Education

Provides verification of all available postsecondary degrees instantly sourced from the National Student Clearinghouse® per SSN.* 

Talent Report™ Identity

Validate a candidate’s identity plus uncover additional key data for use in state and county criminal history searches.

Talent Report™ Income and Employment

Provides verification of employment plus verification of a candidate’s income.

Talent Report™ Dates of Attendance

Instantly verify a candidate’s dates of attendance for all available postsecondary education sourced from National Student Clearinghouse® using an SSN.*

Talent Report™ Employment Monitoring

Monitor your employee's post-hire employment status.
*National Student Clearing house is a registered trademark
Case Study

Background Screener reduces manual verifications and improves operational efficiency

See how making The Work Number an initial resource for employment history helped one client make fewer phone calls with verification completion times improving by nearly 1 day.
Key Stats


By leveraging The Work Number database, credentialed verifiers can access more than 670 million employee records.


Active income and employment records from more than 3.1 million employers across a variety of industries.


In 2023, The Work Number provided automated employment verifications in support of 5.2 million job applicants.
bundled offering
Talent Report Express
Provides employment, identity, and education in a single location with an SSN-enabled search. 
learn how pre-employment verifications can help

See how you can make the most of Pre-Employment Verifications.

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Talent Report™ Employment

See how searching active and historic candidate records by time frame or by the most recent employers, provides the flexibility and transparency needed to improve your hiring process.

Talent Report™ Express

See how instant access to employment, identity, and education in a single location can help reduce your manual processes

Talent Report™ Education

See how receiving all available postsecondary degrees per SSN can help you make more informed hiring decisions.
by the numbers

Achieve Greater Retention Through Verifications

According to a recent study***, employers who access candidates’ verified employment history in their hiring process observe a:


Higher 6-month retention rate


Higher 1-year retention rate


Higher 2-year retention rate

***Aug. 2018 Equifax proprietary study of 1,800 organizations (across all industries) hiring 500+ employees over a set two-year period. Data pulled from The Work Number® by Equifax.

Improve Your Hiring Process

See how accessing verified work history from The Work Number can improve your hiring process.

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