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Use these three methods to verify your job candidate's driver's licence

by , 28 October 2014
You run a construction company and you're looking for a driver.

You advertise the position and short-list suitable candidates.

After conducting interviews, you now want to conduct background checks. And one of the checks you want to do is to verify the candidate's driver's licence. But the problem is you don't know how to do this.

We're here to help.

Keep reading to discover the three methods you can use to verify your job candidate's driver's licence legally.

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Three methods to verify your job candidate's driver's licence

According to the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service, there are three ways to verify a driver's licence:
Method 1: You can apply to the relevant local traffic department.
Method 2: You can send a request through to the Department of Transport.
The following documents must accompany your application to the Department of Transport:
  • A copy of the applicant's identity document;
  • A copy of the applicant's driver's licence;
  • A letter from applicant requesting verification of the licence; and
  • Contact details for the applicant.
Method 3: You can ask the applicant to contact the Department of Transport directly and give you the results.
Remember, you can only perform driver's licence checks with the consent of the applicant. And you must do these checks if driving is part of the job requirement of the applicant.
We recommend you check out this article. It contains four more backgrounds checks you must conduct before you hire an employee.
There you have it: Using these three methods will help you verify your job candidate's driver's licence legally.
PS: For more information on background checks and recruitment, get your hands on Recruitment: The Complete Guide. It gives you practical advice, tools, checklists and samples that cover every single step of recruitment.

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