Proof of Employment Letter, also known as ‘Employment Verification Letter’, is a type of letter that testify the status of an employee who works in a particular organization, makes this much money and also include various other type of information’s being requested. They are provided to the employee for various uses, for example: to enjoy fast loan approvals and getting a new job.
While writing the letter of verification, its likely effect on employee wellbeing must be carefully considered. This letter is written by the employees’ previous employer, supervisor or manager to confirm his/her work history. It depends upon the policies of previous organization that how much information they are allowed to disclose about the employee. Also, the time duration taken and the number and type of questions to be answer are chosen by the previous employer according to the guided policies of the institution.
Verification of the employment is done primarily to avoid any misguidance regarding the person employment background. Using this letter, people who decorate their resume with false information can be easily confronted by cross-checking the given information from previous employer. The employers are contacted via email, calls or by faxes to make confirmation.
The past employers are contacted in order to authenticate the information given by the person. The new employer may ask the previous one about the reasons for leaving job, why that person should be hired by them, the problematic areas of the employee with regard to job etc. As the previous performance is a good indicator of the employees’ future performance so these letters help a lot in this way. Also, the work history predicts the success of the employee in a particular job. It is a very critical and crucial task to carry out while hiring new employees. Normally past 7 years are being verified. It varies with the duration for which the worker worked in the organization.
Employment verification letters are required in various conditions such as while applying for loan in a bank. The bank would ask for it to see if the person applying for loan is financially stable and to check if the income of the person is enough for him to return the loan. These letters may also be used when you are applying for a new job. It is used to thoroughly confirm that you were actually employed in the organization of which you have mentioned in your resume. Your position in that organization, tenure of your work, your work ethics and general behavior are all mentioned in the cover letter to satisfy the new organization.
Keeping in mind the above facts, it seems that employment verification letters hold a lot of significance. It confirms the eligibility status of the upcoming employee as well as provide confidence to the hiring organization that the hired person is the most eligible and desired one.
Here is our collection of 40 Proof of Employment Letters, Verification Forms, Templates & Samples,