Reference checks - Page 3 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Reference checks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 19-10-2014, 10:34 PM
background
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default what goes on in a background check

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
What is past record? Arrests/conviction/sentencing/internal investigation by the company... sky is the limit.
A lot of past record is sealed and not available to any background check company.
Other details can be shared only with government/courts - eg. loans with a bank, hdb details, divorce/remarriage details.
Employment history is easier to check, as are academic details. Why should an employee be sacked for "record of stealing" unless there was a conviction?
There are plenty of misunderstanding about "backgorund checks". Hence I thought of clearing the air somewhat. (Source: working for a background check company in Singapore).

1. Academic records of Singapore - simplest to check out.
2. Academic records outside Singapore - complex to impossible to check out.
3. Employment dates of Singapore - somewhat easy to check.
4. Employment dates outside Singapore - complex to impossible to check out.
5. Credit history in Singapore - impossible to check. Credit bureaus and banks are forbidden to release this information, even if there is authorisation from candidate. Check out the banking act.
6. Bankruptcy record - easy to check in Singapore.
7. Arrest record - difficult to obtain. Getting arrested does not prove anything.
8. Convictions in Singapore - easy to check in Singapore.
9. National Service records - beyond what the candidate tells us, we can know nothing
10. Salary history - most employers refuse to cofirm or deny. We try to rely upon CPF statements provided by candidates.
11. Health records - impossible to obtain. Hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies simply don't share data.
12. Nature of candidate - everyone is good natured and agreeable

Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 20-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 47
boongaylim is on a distinguished road
Default background checks

Quote:
Originally Posted by background View Post
There are plenty of misunderstanding about "backgorund checks". Hence I thought of clearing the air somewhat. (Source: working for a background check company in Singapore).

1. Academic records of Singapore - simplest to check out.
2. Academic records outside Singapore - complex to impossible to check out.
3. Employment dates of Singapore - somewhat easy to check.
4. Employment dates outside Singapore - complex to impossible to check out.
5. Credit history in Singapore - impossible to check. Credit bureaus and banks are forbidden to release this information, even if there is authorisation from candidate. Check out the banking act.
6. Bankruptcy record - easy to check in Singapore.
7. Arrest record - difficult to obtain. Getting arrested does not prove anything.
8. Convictions in Singapore - easy to check in Singapore.
9. National Service records - beyond what the candidate tells us, we can know nothing
10. Salary history - most employers refuse to cofirm or deny. We try to rely upon CPF statements provided by candidates.
11. Health records - impossible to obtain. Hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies simply don't share data.
12. Nature of candidate - everyone is good natured and agreeable
Hi, looks like you are a newbie or work for a good-for-nothing firm. We have our network and we can find out all about the candidate, even points that you say are "impossible to obtain". It is for our network that the employers pay and not for making some idle phone calls.

Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 20-04-2019, 09:26 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwk View Post
Not sure, but once you signed the application form giving consent to do a background check on you, not sure how applicable the PDPA becomes. If you want the job, you have practically no choice but to accept disclosing.
I feel that there is a need to clarify the PDPA thingy.

You sign the PDPA = you consent for YOUR info to be disclosed (to a certain extent mandated by law to prevent overly onerous terms)

In other words, e.g. the bank to disclose, you got to sign such a specific clause to the bank '... I agree for the bank to disclose on my behalf to my prospective employer on my credit status, notwithstanding the amount of debts i've owed for the past decade and have only been paying interest...'

My point is, don't discuss about the law if you've no idea how it is operated in reality.



SG Bus Timing App
SG Bus Timing App - the best bus app - available on iPhone


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 15-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Moving in same industry

Hi everyone

If one intends to move to different organisation within the same industry (non-pte sector), will checks (e.g on work performance, conduct) be done with the current employer as part of the process for shortlisting interview candidates?
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 23-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Do background checks involve verifying relationship with boss and reasons for leaving? Or more of how long you worked there and job scope?

Cos some people really leave a company because of toxic environment/boss but we donít usually state that as our reason for leaving.

When we donít have a good relationship with boss, they usu wonít have good things to say about our performance.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 31-07-2019, 12:50 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Is it ok to include reference details in cv?
Reply With Quote

  #27 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Is it ok to include reference details in cv?
Ok but not necessary. You can provide only when employer asks for it.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2019, 07:13 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Employment history

Hi,

May I know how exactly does a company check up a candidate's employment history? I took a two year break in between jc n University due to medical reasons. So in my resume I mentioned I did flexi jobs for months whereas truth is I worked much less due to illness. Will these be verifiable by the employer?
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 20-08-2019, 09:05 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

If itís optional, do you typically permit the prospective employer to contact your previous employers?
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 21-08-2019, 12:21 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
If itís optional, do you typically permit the prospective employer to contact your previous employers?
Go once the hr manager is a guy. So I included my naked photos among my resume package. End up no reference check straight hired. But in the end I let him piak piak me in office.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reference Checks: Does SG HR really check them?? tobyhund Income and Jobs 64 26-11-2019 08:58 AM
Reference checks with employers floralpeace Income and Jobs 14 29-06-2016 10:41 AM
how to handle background checks sylvialim1169 Income and Jobs 1 18-10-2014 12:22 PM
Background checks jajangmyun Income and Jobs 1 11-10-2012 09:05 AM

» 30 Recent Threads
Insurance Management Associate... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
30 Replies, 11,858 Views
Local Uni Class of 2020 - COVID19... ( 1 2 3)
24 Replies, 2,497 Views
Career at Keppel
3 Replies, 154 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
9,112 Replies, 5,273,854 Views
What is the usual salary for...
1 Replies, 1,585 Views
MAS : Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
119 Replies, 94,355 Views
OCBC Graduate Talent Programme... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
250 Replies, 74,104 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,310 Replies, 1,467,168 Views
Job offer from Apple ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
395 Replies, 69,636 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
4,961 Replies, 2,181,966 Views
Anyone jobless for a long time... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,689 Replies, 1,011,196 Views
DBS Graduate Associate Program ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
663 Replies, 325,092 Views
Our Poll Results: 45% Fresh... ( 1 2 3)
28 Replies, 15,371 Views
Civil Service Performance Bonus ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,573 Replies, 1,218,340 Views
Pay for digital marketing agencies
6 Replies, 1,761 Views
Life as a ICA Senior Officer ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
101 Replies, 120,480 Views
merit increment in civil service ( 1 2 3)
25 Replies, 36,992 Views
Fresh Grad from local U cant find... ( 1 2 3)
23 Replies, 2,398 Views
Marsh Graduate Development Program ( 1 2)
14 Replies, 1,039 Views
Big 4 firm rescind offers ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
44 Replies, 9,775 Views
Save A LOT on your Vitamins
5 Replies, 3,103 Views
Which degree is the best return on... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
69 Replies, 13,826 Views
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
877 Replies, 715,654 Views
Singtel Management Associate... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
123 Replies, 79,571 Views
No progression in civil service... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
38 Replies, 20,793 Views
How much are you earning per annum? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
11,867 Replies, 3,644,407 Views
[advice] Recruitment agency...
5 Replies, 617 Views
is computer science a good choice... ( 1 2)
10 Replies, 979 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 07:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2