Pre-employment screening

We have extensive experience working with clients of all sizes. We work with clients who hire over 10,000 new starters every month that all require a high level of screening. We complete over one million checks every year.

Our experience can help you understand the specific requirements you need when undertaking employment screening, specific to the industry you work in.

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The benefits of pre-employment screening

Attract qualified individuals

Ensuring your business is compliant has never been more important, and the risk of an unqualified hire includes harm to your organisation, bad publicity, fraud and more. Don’t be caught out. We offer specialised screening checks across many industries to ensure your candidate meets all legal and regulatory requirements.

Attract likeminded candidates

Your business has worked hard to build a positive organisational culture, filled with shared values, beliefs and goals. A bad character hire can disturb the balance and wreak havoc within your teams. We run checks specifically designed to give you a bigger picture of your candidate, make sure they’re the right fit for your business, and protect your organisational culture.

Attract genuine talent

The Recruiting Office describes that 63% of applicants admit to lying on their CV on things like work experience, skills, and even education and professional qualifications. Shockingly, only 31% of those who lie are ever caught. By screening your applicants, you can ensure your new starters are genuinely as good as they say they are.

Attract only the best

Pre-employment screening increases the quality of applicants. Screening acts as a deterrent to those who are unqualified or unsuitable for the role, saving your recruitment team time reviewing inappropriate candidate applications, and increasing the efficiency of your process.

Why choose us?

We are the UK's experts

With over 60 years’ experience in hiring, and over eleven years’ experience as pre-employment screening specialists, we have a full range of global screening checks designed to bring security into any business, for any candidate, in any industry. We are the UK's experts working closely with government to define the future of screening and to deliver the latest innovation and products to our clients.

We are always innovating

We use our expertise to influence and inform national policy and we innovate with a purpose. The screening innovation lab is focussed on enhancing time to hire, candidate experience and reducing risk. Our service is built for scale, and we can support your recruitment process no matter how many candidates you are welcoming on board.

UK's fastest screening, 24/7

We have a 24-hour screening team of over 160 employees, providing around the clock support to help businesses like yours vet candidates quickly and reliably. We work 16 hours a day more than the competition and are proud to provide the UK’s fastest pre-employment screening service, with eight-day turnaround across over one million checks. Whatever your screening needs, let us help to remove the risk of hiring for your business.

Solutions built around you

Client and candidate experience is at the heart of everything we do. As an extension of our clients, we pride ourselves in a seamless and straightforward onboarding experience. Our consultative approach means we work closely with clients, government and industry bodies to design and deliver the best service. Our management team have over 100 years experience delivering great pre-employment screening services for Reed.

Fewer than 50 checks per year

As a small or medium sized business, you will have an ongoing need for screening services as and when new starters join your company. Our pay as you go service gives you flexibility to use whenever your business needs it.

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More than 50 checks per year

As an organisation that requires more than 50 checks per year, we understand that you may require bespoke services. Get in touch for a tailored screening solution to suit your needs.

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