Resigning employee need not be afraid of Background Verification (BGV) as long as the separation happens in the normal circumstances. The situation of negative feedback in BGV arises if the employee was involved in the theft case or some other anti-organisational activity.
Many times if it is discovered that the employee was involved in shady deal, companies do not order any domestic enquiry. They force the employee to put up letter of resignation thereby giving a cloak of normalcy. However, there could be chance of negative remarks in the BGV.
Therefore, you may give little more information as to why your friend is queasy about BGV. What are her apprehensions?
From India, Bangalore
Thank you for your reply regarding this issue.
As for your question that you asked I would like to tell you that my friend actually had to resign from her last organization due to some health problems but in the HR round of the current organization she told the HR that she was told to resign because the project she was working for got dropped and there was no dependencies in the organization. Now her main worry is will it affect the BGV when the HR of the current company will ask the HR of her last company about the reason for her resignation? The HR of her last organization would definitely tell that it was health issues but she already told the present HR that it was due to project getting dropped.
Hope this answers your question. Please give your valuable feedback regarding this.
Thanks again Mr. Divekar.
From India, Kolkata
Predominantly, BGV is done to check the authenticity of the information provided by the candidate. Many times the company that provides replies to BGV questionnaire just writes "left on her volition" or "better opportunity". They may not mention the actual reason. Secondly, your friend might have left the company because of the poor health. But then those grounds are not that serious that merit negative remarks in the replies to BGV.
Many companies, maintain "negative list" of the employees who were terminated because of their anti-organisation activities or activities involving moral turpitude. If the employee's name does not figure in this list then companies do not bother about the BGV of others. They have their own activities to do and they may not have much time to spend for the employee who has exited their company already.
From India, Bangalore
From Bulgaria, Sofia
Fist of all HR are misusing BGV process. Reason for leaving the organization may vary according to situation . BGV should not affect on the bases of way of leaving from the organization.
BGV should be done for their work behaviour, Performance/ Illegal cases . Not for why he left from there.
As our behaviour can change person to person the same may happen with anyone. Company chemistry depend on person to person.
Always do right Things infuture. Leaveing /firing is not the basic of hring a person. The main thing should be that( The employee you are going to hire for that position can fulfill their requirements or not. If yes then go ahead.
From India, Varanasi