Each time my team tries to verify using the HTML tag in the Yoast plugin, we receive a message saying that it can't be verified. Checking source code confirms that the tag is placed properly. After a few days, GSC seems to automatically verify using the same method, but never "clicks" immediately.
This leads me to suspect there is some sort of time delay for the verification, but I'm not sure. Is there something else causing the error/delay, or is there something I don't understand about the verification process that can help?