Pre-employment screening: Do you know who you are hiring?

Almost half of UK organizations who employ fewer than 100 staff have experienced problems with vetted employees.

Many of these companies have gone on to find out that even with pre-employment screening in place they have still allowed an employee to be hired who was later found to have lied or misrepresented themselves in their application…

How to sure-up your hiring process:

Unfortunately with job competition on the rise and more and more applicants applying for each job it’s unsurprising that organisations such as CIFAS have found an increasing number of ‘discrepancies’ and ‘embellishments’ on CVs.

The good news is that pre-employment checks are not only limited to employers who offer jobs in environments such as schools, hospitals or financial institutions.

The varied options available to organisations allow almost anyone to ensure they are hiring the right staff.

So whether you’re looking for confirmation of a character references or employment reference, or even ID and address verification and credit checking, there are many avenues to give employers peace of mind.

This degree of pre-employment screening is traditionally administered by a government agency for a nominal fee, but they can also be administered by private companies such as CRB Check Online.

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Additional benefits of pre-employment screening

You may by now be thinking that you are happy with your new hire, or that you are certain everything they have told you is true.

Even if that is the case, do you ever find yourself torn between two candidates?

Eureka! Pre-employment screening is a brilliant tool to pick out the best person for your role. It can give you tiny insights to areas you haven’t even thought of!

Want to know whether they have a problem with lateness? Confirm Employer References!

Need to find out their credit status if they’re responsible for money? Carry out a Credit Check!

These small but important facts could speed up your recruitment process and help you build a team that’s right for you.

In all, the benefits of pre-employment screening are paramount.

You don’t have to be paranoid about every CV that comes your way, just be aware of the risks and remember the benefits of using a company such as CRB Check Online to make sure you have all of the facts.

If you want to discuss this any further, don’t hesitate to call one of our advisors on 0800 197 8800.