Pre-Employment Screening and Checks

Make sure you’re hiring the right people for your business

Pre Employment Screening is more than filtering our untrustworthy workers and high-risk candidates, the goal of the screening is to find an ideal match for both parties to ensure a positive and fulfilling working relationship through the right testing and screening procedures.

Pre Employment Screening

Pre-employment screening and checks are used to verify the suitability, integrity and identity of people you hire to work at your business. Pre-employment screening and checks refer to the process of investigating the backgrounds of candidates to verify the accuracy of the candidate’s information as well as to discover any potential risks prior to making a hiring decision. Make sure you’re protecting your business by hiring the right people for the role.

What is included in pre-employment screening and checks?

The scope and nature of your pre-employment screening will depend on the role you are hiring for, as well as the industry in which you operate. Some of the types of checks that can be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening and check process are:

  • Reference checks with managers to ensure you have a full view of the candidate, e.g. what behaviours did they demonstrate in their past roles, what are their strengths, and what are their areas for improvement.
  • Identity verification
  • Document verification and/or CV checks to confirm the candidate’s qualifications, degrees and/or certificates
  • Passport and visa verification
  • Social media background checks
  • Employment medical checks and health screening
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency screening
  • Credit checks
  • Right to work checks
  • Financial probity checks
  • Directorship checks
  • Adverse media checks
  • AML Checks (Anti Money Laundering) and PEP Checks (Politically Exposed Persons)

We can tailor a package for your specific needs as a combination of any of the above services. Simply sign up for a free quote.

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Why conduct pre-employment screening and checks?

There are many benefits of conducting pre-employment screening and checks: 

  • 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 huge difference in the long-term outcome, particularly when hiring senior officials and management-level executives.
  • Protect your business and employees from engaging with unsuitable candidates. This minimises the financial and people risk associated with new employees.
  • Don’t just rely on a candidate’s representation via their CV and their self-provided references. Make sure you are getting the full picture by conducting a thorough employment 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. 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 legally 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.
  • Meet your compliance requirements by ensuring you conduct the necessary employment checks on candidates

Which industries and situations are most suitable for Pre-employment Screening?

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

These industries and situations would most benefit from thorough employment screening 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 pre-employment screening for maximum peace of mind.

How does Sterling RISQ conduct Pre-employment Screening?

We conduct our pre-employment screening by going directly to the source to objectively verify your candidate’s claims. This may involve contacting the relevant government authorities, local or national police agencies, and prior employers and referees to create a comprehensive employment verification report with a summary of any identified issues. Using this report, you can make your hiring and recruitment decisions with confidence.

Sterling RISQ conducts this screening using our leading technology to ensure that we provide you with the most accurate results in industry-leading turnaround times.

Are you interested in using Pre-employment Screening?

Contact us today to obtain your free quote on a pre-employment screening package for your business or organisation.

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