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Old 26-11-2014, 12:38 PM
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Default How long does reference check usually takes?

Hi guys, I am currently in the midst of a hiring process with a MNC based in Singapore. I was notified two weeks ago by their HR that they are proceeding with reference check and my referees have got back to me that have been contacted. Prior to this, I have gone through two formal interviews with their senior management and completed an online assessment at their request.

I would like to ask how long does reference check (or even background checks) usually takes? Has anyone has any experience not gotten the job even after a positive reference check?

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how many references you provide? if all your references are available, then very fast. within 3 days or 5 days can finish.

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In Bank of Amrika, I hear tht reference checks take upto 3 months to complete.



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Quite fast, depending on HR. Mine took a few days and upon good references, I got offered.
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have you gotten verbal offer and negotiated on the package etc?
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Hi,
As a part of my background check, the company has returned a false report. They mention that I never worked for one of the companies that has since folded up, when in fact I did work for this company. I have the CPF contribution history to prove this.
Now I risk losing the job offer because of a lax background check.
What to do?
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Hi,
As a part of my background check, the company has returned a false report. They mention that I never worked for one of the companies that has since folded up, when in fact I did work for this company. I have the CPF contribution history to prove this.
Now I risk losing the job offer because of a lax background check.
What to do?
If you have a CPF contribution history with that company, submit proof to either the company that you have applied to, or to the background checks company directly.
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Hi guys, I am currently in the midst of a hiring process with a MNC based in Singapore. I was notified two weeks ago by their HR that they are proceeding with reference check and my referees have got back to me that have been contacted. Prior to this, I have gone through two formal interviews with their senior management and completed an online assessment at their request.

I would like to ask how long does reference check (or even background checks) usually takes? Has anyone has any experience not gotten the job even after a positive reference check?

Thanks for reading this and comments!
The duration of background checks depends on the number of different countries you have worked or studied in through your entire career, and the specific countries concerned. The govt bodies in each country have different TAT.
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btw

if background check company asks you for salary/cpf statement/income tax statement is it legal?

its private and confidential and none of their business right?
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if background check company asks you for salary/cpf statement/income tax statement is it legal?

its private and confidential and none of their business right?
no such thing as legal or not legal. it's your freedom of right whether you want to do it or not. if u don't give them any information, it would be harder for them to quote you a compensation package. it may be below of what you are currently making.
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