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What are Pre-Employment Screening Checks?

March 2, 2021

Every organisation has procedures and systems in place to ensure that they’re hiring the right people. Nowadays, more organisations across various industries have to rely on a cohesive series of pre-employment background checks. This is so companies can make sure all information is analysed correctly, and new and existing employees do not pose a concern […]

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All you Need to Know About FCA Checks

February 19, 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates tens of thousands of organisations across the UK. The FCA aims to ensure that financial organisations and markets remain honest, fair and transparent. This requires anyone who holds a position of responsibility within an FCA-regulated organisation, to be deemed trustworthy. They must be considered an ‘approved person.’ To determine […]

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How Long does an International Background Check Take? Everything You Need to Know

January 22, 2021

International Background Check Turnaround Time One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘how long an international criminal background check takes to be completed?’ The truth is, there is no easy answer to that question. The average turnaround time for international background checks is dependent on numerous external factors, many of which fall […]

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The Essential Guide to Educational Background Checks [2021]

January 14, 2021

What You Need to Know About Educational Background Checks & Education Verification Today’s job market is incredibly diverse and competitive. Applicants are continuously competing to fill job vacancies, with most applicants eventually requiring an educational background check when applying. An educational background check, commonly known as education verification, is a vital part of the employee […]

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The Guide to Right to Work Documents & Checks [2021 Update]

January 7, 2021

What Documents are Needed for Right to Work? Anyone looking to work in the UK, regardless of their nationality, status of residence, age, race or gender, will need to prove that they are legally permitted to do so. This means presenting acceptable and valid documentation to prospective employers, before commencing work, confirms an applicant’s right […]

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Employers’ Guide: Right to Work Check [2021 Edition]

December 16, 2020

Understanding Right to Work Checks in the UK Right to work background checks can be incredibly time-consuming but are absolutely essential. They’re a legal requirement and failing to conduct them on new hires can result in serious consequences for employers. The question is, how can you carry out these important processes without losing too much […]

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A Quick Guide to AML Compliance & Sanction Search

December 16, 2020

AML Compliance and Sanction Search Anti-money laundering (AML) compliance is vital for organisations. Companies that are obliged to perform anti-money laundering procedures, should always be aware of its dangers and stay up-to-date on AML regulations to eliminate any potential activities of money laundering. AML checks and screening help to eliminate money laundering efforts. If a […]

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Why are International Background Checks Important? What You Need to Know

December 2, 2020

Why is an International Criminal Background Check Important? More employers are recruiting skilled workers from all over the world. This poses numerous advantages for organisations, but at the same time also presents some challenges and complexities. International recruitment is a tricky process and companies need to ensure that they conduct international background checks. What’s Involved […]

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How to get BPSS Clearance [Guide]

November 25, 2020

How do I Get BPSS Security Clearance? BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) is a required level of background check for anyone working in, or on behalf of, a government department.  It’s a standard that has been set out to protect national security, government assets and information, tackle identity fraud and also reduce the risk of […]

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Credit Check for Employment [2021 Update]

November 23, 2020

All You Need to Know about Credit Checks for Employment   Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, many organisations have had to increase their efforts to ensure that current and prospective employees do not misuse their positions. For companies working within financial institutions, security and many other fields of work, credit […]

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Why are DBS Checks Important for Employers? [2021 Update]

November 16, 2020

The Importance of DBS Check Screening for Employers   Every year, thousands of employers across the UK are required to conduct DBS checks. These could be required by their governing bodies or parent organisations, to ensure they are fulfilling their employment screening criteria and make safer recruitment decisions. Depending on the industry and what the […]

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What is BPSS? A Quick Guide | Baseline Personnel Security Standard

November 16, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About BPSS   What is BPSS clearance? Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is the standard level of security screening for anyone working within, or on behalf of, a government department.  This security standard was introduced to reduce the risk of organisations hiring illegal workers, prevent identity fraud and protect national […]