Is there a way for a potential employer to verify my current experience without endangering my job? Is there a way to get around this requirement? I am employed by a temp agency, and I'm more than a year into a "one or more years" contract which has no natural end. The new company is a public entity, so its HR requirements may be stricter.
I'm well into talks with a new company (call it Beetle), who is preparing to make an offer. However, I want to ensure that I don't loose my current job in the meantime, as even after I accept the (potential) offer, I'll have to wait about a month for their board to approve the hire before I can start.
I'm concerned that when Beetle's HR department reaches out to my current employer (call it Seagull) to verify employment, that will alert them to my decision to leave, and they may take preemptive action, possibly firing me.
I don't have a work history, so Beetle has told me that they must verify my current employment before they can officially make an offer; and once they do, I have to wait a month to start.
Seagull is a recruiting firm; I am employed by them, but actually doing work for a different company (call it Llama). My contract was for a one year period, but it has expired, and I have been continuing to work without a new contract or formal arrangement for continuing.
This sort of open-ended contract is rare for Seagull, but it certainly works in their favor; meanwhile, Llama would like to retain my services indefinitely, without actually assuming the risk of employing me.
I am on good terms with my supervisor at Llama; however, I expect Seagull to react strongly in whatever they perceive as their best interest, and I'm not really sure what that would be.