Letter of request for permission to contact references is a formal request letter HR division sent to a candidate to ask for their permission to contact references or previous employers. This letter should be written in a highly formal manner, since HR is asking for formal approval, and company needs some record regarding his exercise of authority.
Sample Letter of request for Permission to contact references
RE: Request for Permission to contact references
Dear Ms. Smith,
Thank you for your application for the position of an Accounting Assistant at Global Inc.
We have reviewed your application in detail and have determined that you are a qualified applicant for the position. At this point we would like to request that you provide us with a list of at least three references from current or previous employers or supervisors; if you would prefer that we not contact your current employer or supervisor until after you have been interviewed, please indicate that on the form.
Once we have reviewed your complete application package, we may be in
contact with you to arrange for an interview.
Sample Letter of request for Permission to verify educational credentials
RE: Request for Permission to verify educational credentials
Dear Ms. Smith,
Thank you for applying for a position as a Payroll Officer in the HR division of Global Inc.
We have carefully reviewed your resume and background and have determined that you are an appropriate candidate for the position.
Before we proceed to an invitation for a formal interview, we ask that you sign and return the enclosed form granting us permission to verify your academic credentials with schools of higher education you have attended.
Once we finalize review of your full application, we may be in contact with you to arrange for an interview.