I recently moved from a top IT MNC to a small medium company 4 months back.Plan to rejoin my previous company again in another few months
When i talked with one of my colleagues in my new company,i heard that the major IT companies are asking for so many details about previous employment if their previous employer is not a CMM level company.
For instance, one person was asked the following:
She worked in a small company some 4 or 5 years back.Company still existing.She has all the documents in place.
But, the MNC was asking for Form-16.She told her salary was less and there was no PF deducted at that time she was working.She got the salary in cheque only.In that case, they asked for the bank statements which showed the salary amount being deposited at that time. For this, when she inquired with the bank, they told that they can give the details only up to previous one year and not 4 years back. She has closed the account with the back & the same has been communicated to the company.
Again, the MNC were asking some proof...They were still not convinced that its a genuine company.So, they asked like.. "You might have sent some mails from your first company's mail id to your personal mail id's right? Send us that mail. Then,she searched and luckily she had that mail and forwarded that to the HR.
After this ONLY, her offer letter was released.
I personally feel this is bit irritating and kind of non-sense process provided the fact that the previous company is still existing.
Anyone from the HR department of the top MNC's in India, can you please let us know why suddenly so much process & details in the background verification process ??
I am not a HR manager, but I think in the case mentioned by you they are asking for proof not for confirming whether company is genuine but to make sure that if the person has really worked there or is showing fake experience.