Automate Employment Verifications

Help reduce HR workload and provide an important employee benefit with income and employment verifications through The Work Number™. Part of the PeopleHQ™ employer platform. 

The Power of Automated Verifications

Help your employees receive verifications faster with less manual work for your HR team. Contribute employment records to The Work Number each pay period for a better employment verification experience for you and your employees. 

→ Lessen your workload and reduce your risk, at no cost to you

→ Help employees get decisions faster with 24/7 availability

→ Controlled data access 

How It Works

Contributing employment records to The Work Number is a more private, digital way to help automate your employee verifications. Help credentialed verifiers instantly get the information they need so that employees can receive credit, benefit, and other decisions faster. This service is offered at no additional cost to your organization.


Employers send employment and income data each payroll cycle to The Work Number database.


Employees initiate events where a verification of employment or income is necessary, such as purchasing a home or car.


Organizations that pass a strict credentialing process can access the data in nearly real-time to aid in quicker, more informed decisioning.

key benefits of the work number

Simplify Your HR Workload

Forget the paperwork. We work behind the scenes to significantly lessen your manual verification workload to shift potential liability from your HR Department while helping mitigate the risk of errors.

Help Power Life's Important Moments

Provide on-demand responses employees can count on by enabling more private, digital income and employment verifications 24/7. Credentialed verifiers receive fast access to data so employees can receive more informed decisions quickly.

Offer Better Privacy for Employees

Each verifier is vetted and must meet Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) standards to access data. Every verification is tracked for visibility into who requested information and when.

Provide Easy Self-Serve Employee Tools

Employees can review their employment and income data and see a two year history of The Work Number verification requests online at any time.

Contributing is Simple

Thanks to powerful alliance partnerships with many of the top payroll and HCMs, along with easy set-up, contributing to The Work Number has never been easier.

Join the 3.1M+ employers from a variety of industries contributing to The Work Number.


In 2023, 47 million people benefitted from instant income and employment verifications outside of regular business hours because of The Work Number.


The Work Number database offers credentialed verifiers access to more than 670 million records for verifications of income and employment.


The Work Number service fulfilled 144 million verification requests on behalf of consumers in 2023.

More Power with Your Payroll

Automation doesn’t stop with employment verifications. The Work Number service, Unemployment Cost Management service, and Work Opportunity Tax Credit service can be implemented more easily at the same time leveraging the same payroll information.

Your payroll file can help secure life’s most important moments for your employees, help you reduce your unemployment costs, and help you capture more tax credits through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.

Our HR team loves The Work Number process! Equifax is the best outsourcing partner we’ve had. If I had known how easy and helpful verifications through The Work Number would be, I would have started a lot sooner.
Adriana Vaccaro, Vice President of HR

Product Sheet

Find out how The Work Number can deliver faster and more secure verifications for your employees. 

Case Study

See how to help improve customer and employee satisfaction by delivering quicker, more accurate verification responses.


See how The Work Number helps automate the verification process, which can improve opportunities for loans, credit and more.

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Contribute Employment Records to The Work Number

Talk to our team to see how we can help improve the verification process for your employees.


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