Good Egg's Approach to Pre-Employment Verifications

Here's the sad truth: applicants DO lie. Plenty of surveys suggest that well over 50% of people lie on their resumes (and even more so for Millennials). Some of the biggest industry offenders? Financial, hospitality, IT, healthcare, and retail. That's why education and employment verification checks are still relevant (in addition to professional license verifications). But they tend to work best when bundled with other pre-employment screenings so you can get a complete and accurate picture of the candidate. Luckily at Good Egg, we can handle all of your background check needs—and more. Plus, we offer candidate text messaging, which makes it super easy to complete verifications.

Pre-Employment Verifications

Make sure you're hiring the most qualified candidate by confirming essential information—from academic and professional experience to personal reputation and licensure.

  • Education verification
  • Employment verification
  • Professional reference interview
  • Professional license verification

Personal Data Verifications

Ensure that you're building a legal workforce by confirming your applicant's Social Security information and U.S. work eligibility.

  • Consent-based SSN verification
  • E-Verify
  • Electronic I-9
  • Workers Compensation claim screen

Pre-Employment Verifications: Features & Benefits

Quick turnaround, thorough vetting
Compliant with federal, state, and local laws/regulations
Reports are verified for accuracy before being delivered to customers
Can easily be bundled with our other background check solutions

Frequently Asked Question about Verifications


I've heard that verifying a job candidate's education and employment references can slow down the background check process considerably. Is there a better way?

Luckily, when you work with Good Egg, there is a better way: candidate text messaging. With candidate text messaging, the whole background check process is kicked off with a "QUICK INVITE" sent via text. Our results show that background checks that are initiated via text complete 76% faster than email. It takes a candidate 14 hours to start the background check via text message as opposed to 31 hours via email.

Not only that, but the verifications process is much faster, too! By contacting references via text message, Good Egg has been able to decrease the time it takes to complete verifications by 13%.

Learn more about candidate text messaging.


The number of hiring managers who feel that lying about an academic degree is the most serious lie, even beating out criminal records.
[Source: CNBC]


The number of employees ages 18-34 who know someone who's lied on their resume.
[Source: Robert Half]


Millennials are twice as likely to fib on resumes
[Source: Fox Business News]

Experience a Better Way to Conduct Employment Verifications

The best way to experience Good Egg's employment verifications is by requesting a demo. Get in touch and let's chat about your organization's specific needs.