Blog

recruiter holding pen near clipboard

Why DBS Checks Important for Employers

  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 […]

passing document to sign

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

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 […]

hr director carrying out background check on employee resume

10 Background Checks that Employers Need to Incorporate

The number of employers who require cohesive, thorough background checks conducting on current and prospective employees is rising. With the increased demand for compliance across various industries, more and more employers are performing a growing number of background checks.  Some of these surround a person’s identity and criminal record history while others are more specific, […]

bs7858 vetting standard for security guards

What is the BS7858 Security Screening Standard?

There are several options available to employers when it comes to screening staff. One of the most common screening processes is a background check, specifically concerning individuals that want to work in a security environment.  To measure the effectiveness of companies conducting these pre-employment screening checks, the British Standards Institution (BSI) published a ‘best practice’ […]

criminal record document for pre employment screening process

What are the Advantages of Pre-Employment Screening?

Background checks have become an integral part of the employee screening process for many organisations. Nearly every business, in almost every sector, conducts a range of employment background checks, including (but not limited to): Credit checks DBS checks Personal ID checks AML checks Right to work checks Checks against standards like BS7858, SMCR, PCI DSS […]

handing over passport as confirmation of right to work

COVID-19 and Right to Work Check Procedures

  Employers have a crucial role to play in ensuring all employees within an organisation are not working illegally. Businesses are required to check any employee has the right to work in the UK, and this is done via a very straightforward process.   What is a Right to Work Check? Employers check right to […]

person filling in paper form for background check

What is the SMCR and its Purpose?

There are several types of positions across the financial industry which require a financial background check to be completed. If anyone is responsible for handling accounts, funds, transactions or data, many FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) checks are compulsory, to ensure employers are making correct recruitment decisions. Financial companies regulated by the FCA and PRA (Prudential […]