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Dear R Udupa,
Could you arrange for a BV check? Please write to Sateesh . He is a senior HR Leader in Hyderabad and our Board Moderator. He might be able to help you out.
Wish you all the best. Pray you are already out of the woods and join a great job soon.

Dear Ramaudupa1,
I have one and half years of experience in Background Check Process(BGC). Sometime it happens with people when companies do background check. Most of companies get BGC done through some background verification agencies. These kind of situations occur when agencies failed to contact a right person or contact to a "Wrong Person" at your Ex-Company, who is not responsible for this feedback.
You can do following things to correct this:
1. Contact to your Previous company and try to contact the HR person there (Preferably Make a call)
2. Please be polite and Discuss the situation with him/her clearly if there are any issues (If there are any issues, please correct it)
3. Contact your new company's HR Person and share the contact details of the HR person of your Ex-Company (Preferably e-Mail ID) and request him/her to contact the ex-employer again

Dear (Cite Contribution) Really i appreciate your concern and thank you for your reference. I will do the needful. Thank yo for your feedback Mr. Amit. Regards, R udupa
Hello R Udupa,
As conveyed to you, the References you have been giving @ the interviews seem to have come-out 'clean'.
Suggest focus on the following issues/points to zero-in on 'who' MIGHT be giving negative feedback about you from your ex-employers, especially since you worked in quite a few companies.
1] Suggest reminiscence on your experiences with the other companies where you worked.
2] Was your Exit 'smooth' in ALL the companies you worked-in?
3] Were there any situations where you had 'more than' differences of opinion--meaning reasonable grounds for antagonism to be generated?
Sometimes, HR MAY pick-off any of the earlier companies rather than focusing/depending on the References given by the candidate—especially IF the HR knows someone in those companies.
Another way of dealing with your current predicament would be to focus on 'how to circumvent' rather than spending time to figure-out 'whodunnit'.
Suggest wait for other members to respond too.
All the Best.
Rgds,
TS

Thankyou Sateesh ,
I suggest considering the feedback from the mentors to R. Udupa . A letter of recommendation from leaders, who helped our member grow, might support the credibility .
I trust there are many more such options which can be considered. Requesting our members to suggest .

Hello R Udupa,

Further to my earlier response/interaction & (Cite Contribution)'s suggestions, there are different angles in which: (1) you could VIEW the situation/problem, and (2) opt for the response mechanism.

While, by & large, you do seem to have a reasonably accurate hunch reg who's behind the negative feedback, I am not sure IF it's worthwhile to put more efforts to know if it's 100%. I would rather focus on how to handle the 'worst-case-scenario'.

One way is to implement (Cite Contribution)'s suggestion: 'A letter of recommendation from leaders, who helped our member grow, might support the credibility'--especially from someone senior who worked with you in the earlier company.

However, this MAY NOT tackle all the possibilities--what if a company [where you attend the interview] calls up the MD of your earlier company--like you suspect? I would rather see how to PREEMPT anyone attempting such an action, since once you leave the scope for this to occur, you DON'T have the end-result in your hands--irrespective of having a very good reference from anyone who worked with you there.

One way to preempt such a situation--to the best extent possible--would be to share in the interview of your unprofessional experiences from the HR angle--ONE of the reasons for you to quit that company. Suggest DON'T focus/mention the company's attitude with other employees who leave--just focus on YOUR experiences FROM the HR angle alone. Else, you stand a chance of being labelled/judged--hope you get the point. By adopting this stand, you are giving subtle hints that any BV with this company MAY come out lopsided/clouded, since you have had tiffs with the management from the HR standpoint quite often--which is where your Letter of Recommendation would aid your stand.

At least this is my take on the issue.

Suggest wait for others to respond too.

All the Best.

Rgds,

TS

Hi Tajsateesh,

The situation seems more complex then the words. And every complex situation should be handled very carefully and with right and proper approach. From my point of view, your first point of contact should be the company [where you attend the interview] and should clarify following things:

1. You must come to know exactly which employer has given the negative feedback.

2. You must come to know to whom the company has contacted at your previous employer

This should be your only first step. Only after doing this you will come to know about the roots of the problem. In such scenario one and only "Feedback of that previous employer can correct the things". And nothing else would work definitely. After knowing the above things you must contact the HR of the that previous employer or your reporting manager at that place. Only the feedback from these guys would be acceptable by the company [where you attend the interview].

The positive response of your reporting manager from that ex-employer can be a key of solution for this situation. Every company know that the employee has maximum interaction with his/hers reporting manager and positive feedback from such a guy is purely acceptable. An employee may have or may have not interaction with the MD or HR of the company in his all tenure but the reporting manager is the guy who really knows the employee.

I hope you get my point.

Amit Kumar

hi all,

My self karthik and iam having 5+ years of professional experience in the IT industry.Few months back i got an offer with one of the reputed level 5 company.and they ask me to submit my last 2 companies docs(all).I submitted all.and after 1 month iam into notice period with my current company i come to know that my back ground verification is came as -ve for my previous company (i.e ex of my current) saying that no such candidate present.then i come to know that company is tookovered by some other company, due to this they are not having any details of the previous employers.And i tried to convince the same with the new company HR , but they dint accept and they dropped my offer.

So after few months i found my ex HRs and met them and clearly explained about the situation happend and they issued me the their company documents (offer,Hike,Payslip etc) for the reference.

Now my question is can i again applied with the same company the one i got a -ve feed back.if yes how long i need to wait to apply again.


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