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Employment Screening Services

With over 60 years of experience in recruitment and employment services and over 9 years experience in employment screening, we are well versed in all aspects of background screening.

We have highlighted some of the usual checks that companies undertake for their employee screening of new starters. Following new regulation in a couple of industries, Financial Services and Insurance, it is also required that companies complete ongoing checks every other year and if employees change jobs within an organisation it might require further screening to be undertaken.

With over 60 years of experience in recruitment and employment services and over 10 years experience in pre-employment screening, we are well versed in all aspects of background screening.

We have highlighted some of the usual checks that companies undertake for their employee screening of new starters. Following new regulation in a couple of industries, Financial Services and Insurance, it is also required that companies complete ongoing checks every other year and if employees change jobs within an organisation it might require further screening to be undertaken.

The Importance of Employment Screening

According to multiple studies more than 85% of companies conduct pre-employment screening to ensure that new employees meets the requirements of their job role.

It is also highlighted that more than 75% of background checks uncover issues/information that otherwise would not have been known to the employer.

The Importance of Pre-Employment Screening

According to multiple studies more than 85% of companies conduct pre-employment screening to ensure that new employees meets the requirements of their job role.

It is also highlighted that more than 75% of background checks uncover issues/information that otherwise would not have been known to the employer.

The Importance of Pre-Employment Screening

According to multiple studies more than 85% of companies conduct pre-employment screening to ensure that new employees meets the requirements of their job role.

It is also highlighted that more than 75% of background checks uncover issues/information that otherwise would not have been known to the employer.

Our Expertise In Screening

The Reed Screening team are very passionate about background screening and committed to help Government agencies, companies and candidates follow best practices around screening.

This also means, we have presented to Parliament on digital identity, working with the Home Office and APPG (All-Party Parliament Group) on screening frameworks.

Our Expertise In Screening

The Reed Screening team are very passionate about background screening and committed to help Government agencies, companies and candidates follow best practices around screening.

This also means, we have presented to Parliament on digital identity, working with the Home Office and APPG (All-Party Parliament Group) on screening frameworks.

Our Expertise In Screening

The Reed Screening team are very passionate about background screening and committed to help Government agencies, companies and candidates follow best practices around screening.

This also means, we have presented to Parliament on digital identity, working with the Home Office and APPG (All-Party Parliament Group) on screening frameworks.

Less 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. Using our pay-as-you-go service on this site, will help you get your new starter joining you sooner.

More than 50 checks per year

As a large enterprise, you will have a significant volume of new starters join every month. To ensure that your new starters join on time for their induction, we advise that you get in touch with us, so we can help you with a bespoke screening solution that meet your needs.


Types of Checks

Right To Work

We strictly follow national guidelines when assessing all candidates right to work. Our goal is to prevent any illegal working and remove all risk for your business. We run Amberhill checks and access the Met Police database to assess fraudulent and stolen passports in the UK, ensuring no individual enters your business without valid documentation.

Address Verification

We understand that verifying a candidates address history underpins the integrity of a number of other checks. As such, we employ a multi-stage address verification process to obtain multiple primary and secondary sources, giving us 100% assurance of declared and undeclared addresses.

Referencing

Using a combination of cutting edge technology and human expertise, we ensure that everyone is subjected to comprehensive and meticulous employment history checks. We work 24/7 to chase international references and process results around the clock. We’re also well experienced in obtaining regulated references for senior manager regime roles.

Types of Checks

Right To Work

We strictly follow national guidelines when assessing all candidates right to work. Our goal is to prevent any illegal working and remove all risk for your business. We run Amberhill checks and access the Met Police database to assess fraudulent and stolen passports in the UK, ensuring no individual enters your business without valid documentation.

Address Verification

We understand that verifying a candidates address history underpins the integrity of a number of other checks. As such, we employ a multi-stage address verification process to obtain multiple primary and secondary sources, giving us 100% assurance of declared and undeclared addresses.

Referencing

Using a combination of cutting edge technology and human expertise, we ensure that everyone is subjected to comprehensive and meticulous employment history checks. We work 24/7 to chase international references and process results around the clock. We’re also well experienced in obtaining regulated references for senior manager regime roles.

Types of Checks

Right To Work

We strictly follow national guidelines when assessing all candidates right to work. Our goal is to prevent any illegal working and remove all risk for your business. We run Amberhill checks and access the Met Police database to assess fraudulent and stolen passports in the UK, ensuring no individual enters your business without valid documentation.

Address Verification

We understand that verifying a candidates address history underpins the integrity of a number of other checks. As such, we employ a multi-stage address verification process to obtain multiple primary and secondary sources, giving us 100% assurance of declared and undeclared addresses.

Referencing

Using a combination of cutting edge technology and human expertise, we ensure that everyone is subjected to comprehensive and meticulous employment history checks. We work 24/7 to chase international references and process results around the clock. We’re also well experienced in obtaining regulated references for senior manager regime roles.

Highest Education

We verify each and everyone's highest level of academic or professional membership qualification(s) across relevant institutes and awarding bodies. We check any job specific questions you highlight to us, and ensure that the person holds documentation to show they are suitably qualified for the role they have been recruited for.

CIFAS Checks

CIFAS is the UK's leading fraud prevention organisation, managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country. We are uniquely placed to conduct CIFAS checks through our fully integrated solution, providing an unmatched level of service to significantly help in preventing fraud and reducing risk.

Criminal Record Checks

We run basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks to reveal any criminal convictions, cautions or reprimands (both spent and unspent), and whether a person is on the children's and/or adults barred lists. Of the 60,000 checks we run each year, we hold an average turnaround of 3.5 days with a 0% application error rate.

Highest Education

We verify each and everyone's highest level of academic or professional membership qualification(s) across relevant institutes and awarding bodies. We check any job specific questions you highlight to us, and ensure that the person holds documentation to show they are suitably qualified for the role they have been recruited for.

CIFAS Checks

CIFAS is the UK's leading fraud prevention organisation, managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country. We are uniquely placed to conduct CIFAS checks through our fully integrated solution, providing an unmatched level of service to significantly help in preventing fraud and reducing risk.

Criminal Record Checks

We run basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks to reveal any criminal convictions, cautions or reprimands (both spent and unspent), and whether a person is on the children's and/or adults barred lists. Of the 60,000 checks we run each year, we hold an average turnaround of 3.5 days with a 0% application error rate.

Highest Education

We verify each and everyone's highest level of academic or professional membership qualification(s) across relevant institutes and awarding bodies. We check any job specific questions you highlight to us, and ensure that the person holds documentation to show they are suitably qualified for the role they have been recruited for.

CIFAS Checks

CIFAS is the UK's leading fraud prevention organisation, managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country. We are uniquely placed to conduct CIFAS checks through our fully integrated solution, providing an unmatched level of service to significantly help in preventing fraud and reducing risk.

Criminal Record Checks

We run basic, standard and enhanced criminal record checks to reveal any criminal convictions, cautions or reprimands (both spent and unspent), and whether a person is on the children's and/or adults barred lists. Of the 60,000 checks we run each year, we hold an average turnaround of 3.5 days with a 0% application error rate.

Occupational Health Checks

Our SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health team provides fitness to work assessments and certifications for over 9,000 individuals a year. We provide an equitable, accessible and impartial service that contributes to improved organisational productivity for our clients.

Credit Checks

We’re experts in facilitating credit checks and varying levels, including standard checks based on 5 years of address history. Our reports clearly highlight any missed payments, defaults, CCJs or bankruptcies, as well as any linked addresses the candidate may or may not have declared during their application. We can also process a further check using CAIS data allowing us to review candidates full financial history including current accounts, credit cards, secured and unsecured debt, defaults and other measures of financial probity.

Sanctions & ID Checks

As a cornerstone of AML precautionary tools, we provide sanctions and PEP checks matching against more than 2,000 data sanctions including; [EU] European Union, [UK] HM Treasury United Kingdom, [UN] United Nations, [AUSSANC] Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, [CANS] Canadian sanctions, [HKSANC] Hong Kong Gazette & Hong Kong Monetary Authority, [SECO] Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and more.

Occupational Health Checks

Our SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health team provides fitness to work assessments and certifications for over 9,000 individuals a year. We provide an equitable, accessible and impartial service that contributes to improved organisational productivity for our clients.

Credit Checks

We’re experts in facilitating credit checks and varying levels, including standard checks based on 5 years of address history. Our reports clearly highlight any missed payments, defaults, CCJs or bankruptcies, as well as any linked addresses the candidate may or may not have declared during their application. We can also process a further check using CAIS data allowing us to review candidates full financial history including current accounts, credit cards, secured and unsecured debt, defaults and other measures of financial probity.

Sanctions & ID Checks

As a cornerstone of AML precautionary tools, we provide sanctions and PEP checks matching against more than 2,000 data sanctions including; [EU] European Union, [UK] HM Treasury United Kingdom, [UN] United Nations, [AUSSANC] Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, [CANS] Canadian sanctions, [HKSANC] Hong Kong Gazette & Hong Kong Monetary Authority, [SECO] Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and more.

Occupational Health Checks

Our SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health team provides fitness to work assessments and certifications for over 9,000 individuals a year. We provide an equitable, accessible and impartial service that contributes to improved organisational productivity for our clients.

Credit Checks

We’re experts in facilitating credit checks and varying levels, including standard checks based on 5 years of address history. Our reports clearly highlight any missed payments, defaults, CCJs or bankruptcies, as well as any linked addresses the candidate may or may not have declared during their application. We can also process a further check using CAIS data allowing us to review candidates full financial history including current accounts, credit cards, secured and unsecured debt, defaults and other measures of financial probity.

Sanctions & ID Checks

As a cornerstone of AML precautionary tools, we provide sanctions and PEP checks matching against more than 2,000 data sanctions including; [EU] European Union, [UK] HM Treasury United Kingdom, [UN] United Nations, [AUSSANC] Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, [CANS] Canadian sanctions, [HKSANC] Hong Kong Gazette & Hong Kong Monetary Authority, [SECO] Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and more.

Directorships Checks

Through our direct integration with Companies House, we conduct UK and International Directorship checks that set out to verify an individual's current and previously held directorships. We provide a clear representation of whether the individual is barred from becoming director, or may present any conflicts of interest, to help safeguard your business operations.

Social Media Checks

We look through all open social media platforms, web sources, media sites, international and legal records, online discussion and dark web sources to thoroughly check the online history of an individual. Uncovering 95% more information than a standard search engine query, our checks profile key contacts, confirm address, identify family and friends of interest or concern and much more to help give you a bigger picture of your candidate.

Adverse Media Checks

Drawing from a range of sources, our adverse media checks include traditional media, broadcast media and online media to bring to light any detrimental candidate behaviour otherwise unavailable to you. This includes information around organised crime, financial terrorism, drug trafficking, financial threat, money laundering and much more.

Directorships Checks

Through our direct integration with Companies House, we conduct UK and International Directorship checks that set out to verify an individual's current and previously held directorships. We provide a clear representation of whether the individual is barred from becoming director, or may present any conflicts of interest, to help safeguard your business operations.

Social Media Checks

We look through all open social media platforms, web sources, media sites, international and legal records, online discussion and dark web sources to thoroughly check the online history of an individual. Uncovering 95% more information than a standard search engine query, our checks profile key contacts, confirm address, identify family and friends of interest or concern and much more to help give you a bigger picture of your candidate.

Adverse Media Checks

Drawing from a range of sources, our adverse media checks include traditional media, broadcast media and online media to bring to light any detrimental candidate behaviour otherwise unavailable to you. This includes information around organised crime, financial terrorism, drug trafficking, financial threat, money laundering and much more.

Directorships Checks

Through our direct integration with Companies House, we conduct UK and International Directorship checks that set out to verify an individual's current and previously held directorships. We provide a clear representation of whether the individual is barred from becoming director, or may present any conflicts of interest, to help safeguard your business operations.

Social Media Checks

We look through all open social media platforms, web sources, media sites, international and legal records, online discussion and dark web sources to thoroughly check the online history of an individual. Uncovering 95% more information than a standard search engine query, our checks profile key contacts, confirm address, identify family and friends of interest or concern and much more to help give you a bigger picture of your candidate.

Adverse Media Checks

Drawing from a range of sources, our adverse media checks include traditional media, broadcast media and online media to bring to light any detrimental candidate behaviour otherwise unavailable to you. This includes information around organised crime, financial terrorism, drug trafficking, financial threat, money laundering and much more.

DVLA Checks

For individuals who may be required to drive in their role, our DVLA checks are a simple yet effective solution to ensure the suitability and reliability of an individual. We check the validity of an individual's driving license, any penalty points, impaired charges, speeding and other offences listed on their records.  

International Credit Checks

Our extensive global network of credit analysts and agents work with us to provide information about individuals you’re looking to hire. With up to date information across more than 200 countries worldwide, our global reach ensures accurate verification of the financial probity of any given individual.

International Criminal Checks

We have a wealth of experience conducting overseas police checks in over 200 countries worldwide. Our international criminal checks are conducted both in-house and through a carefully controlled supply chain of external partners, ensuring we bring immediate benefits across both cost and process.

DVLA Checks

For individuals who may be required to drive in their role, our DVLA checks are a simple yet effective solution to ensure the suitability and reliability of an individual. We check the validity of an individual's driving license, any penalty points, impaired charges, speeding and other offences listed on their records.  

International Credit Checks

Our extensive global network of credit analysts and agents work with us to provide information about individuals you’re looking to hire. With up to date information across more than 200 countries worldwide, our global reach ensures accurate verification of the financial probity of any given individual.

International Criminal Checks

We have a wealth of experience conducting overseas police checks in over 200 countries worldwide. Our international criminal checks are conducted both in-house and through a carefully controlled supply chain of external partners, ensuring we bring immediate benefits across both cost and process.

DVLA Checks

For individuals who may be required to drive in their role, our DVLA checks are a simple yet effective solution to ensure the suitability and reliability of an individual. We check the validity of an individual's driving license, any penalty points, impaired charges, speeding and other offences listed on their records.  

International Credit Checks

Our extensive global network of credit analysts and agents work with us to provide information about individuals you’re looking to hire. With up to date information across more than 200 countries worldwide, our global reach ensures accurate verification of the financial probity of any given individual.

International Criminal Checks

We have a wealth of experience conducting overseas police checks in over 200 countries worldwide. Our international criminal checks are conducted both in-house and through a carefully controlled supply chain of external partners, ensuring we bring immediate benefits across both cost and process.

Activist List Checks

Using proprietary and publicly available sources, we can identify potential hires with a history of extreme activist views that may conflict with the interest of your business. We recognise the risks that this brings when hiring candidates and provide the information you require to make informed hiring decisions.

Activist List Checks

Using proprietary and publicly available sources, we can identify potential hires with a history of extreme activist views that may conflict with the interest of your business. We recognise the risks that this brings when hiring candidates and provide the information you require to make informed hiring decisions.

Activist List Checks

Using proprietary and publicly available sources, we can identify potential hires with a history of extreme activist views that may conflict with the interest of your business. We recognise the risks that this brings when hiring candidates and provide the information you require to make informed hiring decisions.