When hiring an employee it is advisable to check if the candidate or applicant has the necessary and required skills and experience to perform the job. Hiring inexperienced or unskilled candidate could results to costly circumstances. Employment verification assists in determining the eligibility of the candidate/ employee to work for the specific company. Employment verification checks if the employee employment history matches the information provided by the candidate or employee. This will assist the company in making an informed decision regarding the suitability of an individual for employment. Due to internal organisational policies some information which is considered confidential may not be disclosed, however, the basic information (Dates of employment, rehire eligibility, responsibilities & position) can be obtained.