Background Checks India

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Criminal Record Checks ensure that you know the most relevant information about a potential candidates ability to perform responsibly in a particular role by searching recognised police service records and/or court files to reveal disclosable court outcomes for offences.

What is included in a Background Check in India 

A background check can involve a variety of services depending on the role you’re hiring for, as well as the industry in which you operate. For example, certain industries like financial and legal services, will require a higher level of screening than retail or sales roles.

To ensure you have the complete picture of a candidate, we recommend a combination of services to give you a comprehensive overview of the candidate’s background.


What is included in a Background Check in India?

The services available for our India clients are: Criminal background checks

  • Identity Authentication
  • Passport Verification
  • National Identity Validation
  • Right to Work Validation
  • Address Verification
  • Driver’s License Check
  • Local Court Criminal History Check
  • Local Police Criminal History Check
  • Police Clearance Authentication
  • Domestic Database Search
  • AML checks (Anti Money Laundering) and PEP checks (Politically Exposed Persons)
  • Employment Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Professional Credential / Qualification Verification
  • Professional / Personal Character Reference
  • Credit Report
  • Civil Litigation Search
  • Bankruptcy Search
  • Directorship Search
  • Adverse Media Search
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Drug Screening


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What are the benefits of Background Checks for companies and organisations in India? 

There are several reasons why background checks should be implemented by all India companies and organisations:

  • Hiring and recruitment is one of the most time-consuming and costly investments a company can make. Protect this investment by conducting background checks to make the best decision possible with all the information available to you. This investment in the short-term can make a significant difference in the long-term outcome, particularly when hiring senior officials and management-level executives.
  • In Singapore, it is reported that almost a third of job applications analysed in 2018 contained discrepancies*, often in relation to the candidate’s employment or education background. Make sure you are getting the full picture by conducting a thorough background check to obtain the correct information about a candidate. This simply ensures that you are choosing candidates that can get the job done.
  • There have been many recent cases in which reputable companies and organisations have been misled by senior officials’ statements about their qualifications – universities, multinational companies, and other organisations have all been caught up in scandals involving misrepresentation by their employees^. Make sure you protect your company’s reputation from this potential negative publicity by conducting background checks on employees prior to hiring.
  • An employer may also have the potential to be held liable for an employee’s actions on behalf of the company. This is further incentive to ensure that you have made the correct hiring decision from the outset to minimise risk in the long-term.
  • Many industries have compliance and regulatory frameworks around background checks. Ensure you are in compliance with these regulations.

* Business Times, Singapore has highest rate of discrepancies in job applications in Asia-Pacific: Study, 29 May 2019 

^ The New Paper, Background Screening increasingly difficult due to privacy laws, say private investigators, 1 February 2019

Which industries and situations are most suitable for Background Checks in India?

  • Any environment where “vulnerable” or “special needs” populations are involved (e.g. aged care, children, people with disabilities)
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Legal Services
  • Manufacturing, Transportation & Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Government & Education
  • Any occupation requiring licensing or registration
  • Hiring employees who have previously resided overseas

These industries and situations would most benefit from thorough background checking to ensure candidates are suitable for work in this environment. However this is not an exhaustive list as every business is at risk when hiring new employees. We would recommend all businesses conduct background checking for maximum peace of mind.

Why choose Sterling RISQ to conduct your Background Checks?

While there are many providers of Background Checks, Sterling RISQ should be your choice because:

  1. We care – we exist to help our clients build a foundation of trust and safety within their business and mitigate risk wherever possible. We know your business means a lot to you, and that’s why we make it our number 1 priority.
  2. Our technology – our services are driven by technology. We are therefore continuously investing in our technology and finding the most innovative solutions to ensure we deliver accurate and fast results. We know it matters to your business. Our platform is built with efficiency and ease for both our clients and candidates.
  3. Global reach and local expertise – we provide comprehensive global solutions and deep expertise in the geographies we serve. We are Asia-Pacific experts and truly understand the region, its diverse cultures, screening differences and nuances.
  4. Focus on compliance – we hold ourselves to the highest legal and ethical standards for compliance. This is important for us, for you and your business, and also for your candidates. We take a holistic, comprehensive approach to managing privacy, legal and regulatory requirements relating to global background checking.

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