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Employment Gap Check

This option will enable us to investigate any gaps recorded as part of an employment check.

Employment gap in work history may be an indication of recent job loss, an unemployment in between jobs. It will tell you the reason behind the unexplained period and help you to make more accurate hiring decisions.

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Our Employment Gap Checks report on the following information

  • Recent job loss
  • Unemployment in between jobs

Why choose Veremark for your Employment Gap Checks

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Our automated solution means you can complete checks within 24hrs
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Our digital solution consistently receives 5 star feedback from users
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Fast Turnaround Times

A range of over 20 checks and 32,000 databases to search against on a global scale

Steps involved in the Employment Gap check process:


Set up your account and select Employment Gap check

The employment gap check can be ordered individually or as part of a Employment Gap check package.


Enter the candidate details

Or bulk upload multiple candidate details for background checking at scale.


Candidate receives email and gives consent

The candidate can quickly respond from any device.


Candidate will be prompted to provide necessary information

Through an elegant and easy to use digital experience.


System analysis and matches information provided and returns results

The employment gap check result is delivered as part of the verified candidate profile.


Do background checks show employment gaps?

The results from a background are compiled into a report that includes any gaps in employment or areas of concern that require attention. Employment History Checks are sometimes bundled with Reference Checks and together they're known as Employment Background Verification.

How do you prove gaps in employment?

The most common form of reference check is to secure written confirmation from a professional referee or a character referee who knew the candidate during the period in question. The referee is called a gap ref.

What makes you fail a background check?

There are plenty of possible problems a background check may reveal in a person, including a criminal history, an education discrepancy, poor credit history, damaged driving record, false employment history and more.

Why do employers check gaps in employment?

Due to the decline in personal applicant-data availability, recruiters may need to solve gaps with previous employers or criminal records. A gap analysis gives more context on what happened during this time between work engagements and will allow you to make an informed decision.

Is it acceptable to ask an applicant about a gap in their employment history?

It is acceptable to ask an applicant about a gap in their employment history if it's relevant to the position, and they are open to clarify any discrepancies.

How much of an employment gap is acceptable?

The acceptable gaps depend on the situation. A gap of a few months may be acceptable if it was due to an illness or family reasons, but the gap may require further explanation if it was due to unemployment or addiction for example.

Do employers look at gaps in employment?

Employers will always look at gaps in employment and it is important for the applicant to be transparent about this. It is important to highlight the reasons for the gaps in employment and provide evidence that there were not other unexplained issues with the applicant's work history. For example, if someone was a stay-at-home parent for a few years, they should ensure that they mention this when applying for a job, so that employers understand that there are no other issues with their work history.

Why do employers want to know about gaps in employment?

In today’s competitive job market, employers often ask applicants about gaps in their employment history. They are trying to find out what the applicant did during that period. Some employers may be concerned about any unexplained gaps, but it is important to note that there can be many reasons for a gap in employment history such as illness, maternity leave, training / education, or even a sabbatical.

Do employers care about gap years?

Employers are becoming more and more interested in the gap year experience. They are looking for creative, innovative, and passionate employees that have the skills to take on a challenge. A recent study has found that employers care about gap years, but they also want to know what skills were gained from the experience. There is a strong need for employees who can think outside of the box and are willing to take on new challenges.

Why do some employers hate gaps in employment?

Some employers don't like gaps in employment because they think it might be a sign that the candidate may move around after only short tenures of employment. Gaps in employment can also give the impression that the applicant was fired or laid off from his/her previous job, although organizational restructures have become more common over the last 10 to 20 years. The employer may also not want to hire someone who has been unemployed for a long time, as this could mean that they don't have the recency of experience and skills for the position.

How to evaluate candidates with employment history gaps?

The hiring process is a two-way street. The employer should be able to trust the candidate and the candidate should be able to trust the employer. If a candidate has employment gaps on their resume, it is important that they are honest about them and provide a good explanation as to why they were not working during this time. A candidate with an employment gap might be more likely to accept a lower salary in order to get back into the workforce. Employers should keep this in mind when evaluating candidates with employment gaps on their resume.

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