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5 Ways to Mitigate Risk when Screening Employees

5 Ways to Mitigate Risk when Screening Employees

When hiring for a role, the process needs to be as risk-free as possible. But is it possible to avoid the potential pitfalls associated with recruiting - misinformation, outdated procedures, delays in time to hire - to land the dream candidate? Here we list the five best ways of avoiding the most common hiring obstacles and ensure your hires are checked, verified and ready for success.

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Preventing Scandals The Need for Rescreening

Preventing Scandals The Need for Rescreening

Most organizations understand the importance of pre-employment background checks, but not all are aware of the essential role post-hire screening has in safeguarding their company and mitigating risk. A consistent post-hire screening program helps to prevent scandals that could lead to serious and detrimental consequences, such as reputational damage, financial loss and harm to employees or the public at large. While we recently covered the essentials of rescreening, and the types of checks organizations should consider as part of an employee screening program, this article focuses on a series of high-profile news stories covering incidents that could have been prevented with a robust approach - highlighting the rescreening imperative. 

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Mitigating Hiring Risks: A step-by-step guide

Mitigating Hiring Risks: A step-by-step guide

Companies must balance the need to quickly fill positions with trying to ensure they hire the right person for every role. Naturally, as an employer, you have thought about the consequences of a bad hire. Even for the most diligent HR departments, the dreaded bad hire can happen - but background screening, probationary periods, contingent offers, training programs, and other onboarding tactics can help minimize that possibility. Hiring the wrong person can be disastrous, but when it does happen, it is important to know how to identify it and the steps you can take to improve the situation. 

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Veremark UK Right to Work Process Infographic

Veremark UK Right to Work Process Infographic

We appreciate that every candidateʼs situation is different, and therefore we have created a dynamic system that allows all candidates to go through our RTW process whilst providing the best information that candidates have available. What are the options of conducting a UK Right to Work check? We have categorised the process, check our infographic to find out more in details.

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The True Cost of a Bad Hire and How to Avoid Them

The True Cost of a Bad Hire and How to Avoid Them

Bad hires are not uncommon in the workplace. While having to let an employee go because they are simply not a fit is time-consuming and costly, the issues can be far greater. What if a mis-hire intentionally puts the company at risk or steals from the company? Bad hires can create a negative culture, cause damage to the company’s performance or reputation, or even act in inappropriate ways that lead to a lawsuit. All of which can cost a company both time and money. While it is not always possible to avoid a bad hire, comprehensive pre-employment background screening is the first line of defense. Comprehensive screening, including reference checks, will help to ensure that an interviewee has the right skills, credentials and work ethic to meet your company's needs. Instituting a periodic employee rescreening program helps to ensure your staff continue to meet those company standards and requirements.

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A Simple Guide to UK Right to Work Checks

A Simple Guide to UK Right to Work Checks

At Veremark, we promise to keep you in the loop on the latest changes within the HR and background screening space, while also simplifying complex topics within the industry. With this in mind, and as part of our continued coverage related to UK Right to Work (RTW) checks, we’ve created a simple guide to help employers understand the latest changes and steps needed to remain compliant. Our simple overview covers everything from how organizations can fulfill their legal obligations in the most compliant and efficient way possible, to the steps needed to speed up and improve the onboarding and candidate experience. 

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Employee Rescreening: Top Checks to Consider

Employee Rescreening: Top Checks to Consider

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the importance of pre-employment background screening, and there are a number of clear reasons for this. Not only is a comprehensive, consistent screening program necessary to ensure that employers meet and adhere to workforce regulatory requirements, but it also helps employers to make more informed hiring decisions, minimizing business and workplace risks. With an understanding of the advantages of pre-employment screening has come a realization that this initial check provides a look at the past actions of a candidate and a snapshot at a point in time. This leaves a need to understand any potential changes in an employee’s behavior or actions that could introduce risk to the organization. Rescreening existing employees provides the opportunity to update an individual's background screening record with anything found during the course of their employment.

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HR Essentials: Steps for a Great Candidate Experience

HR Essentials: Steps for a Great Candidate Experience

The candidate experience follows the journey of a candidate before, during, and after their initial application. It encompasses their experience from the very first touchpoint, such as the original visit to your website or job board, to the point when they apply, and finally through to the processing of their application, interviewing and onboarding. The smallest details in your hiring process may have a significant impact on creating a positive candidate experience. An amazing candidate experience and a favorable impression of your business are the result of going above and beyond an applicant's expectations at every level of the recruiting process. In today’s competitive hiring landscape, you can engage more job seekers, attract top talent and shorten time to hire by simply providing an excellent candidate experience.

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AS4811: Are you familiar with the new Workforce Screening Standard?

AS4811: Are you familiar with the new Workforce Screening Standard?

The newly introduced and updated workforce screening standard AS 4811:2022 by Standards Australia supports best practice pre-employment screening approaches across Australia. It provides a more defined and practical approach for today’s workforce, helping organisations better face modern business risks. Veremark has local experts that can provide best practice guidance and considerations aligned to the updated standards as detailed in the Workforce Screening Standard AS 4811:2022. At Veremark, we are committed to helping the world trust faster, and are more than happy to help you on your background screening journey with AS 4811:2022.

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Infographic on Veremark Customer Poll Insights About Candidate Rescreening

Infographic on Veremark Customer Poll Insights About Candidate Rescreening

The infographic shows results from a poll we conducted about rescreening of existing employees. It was conducted to find out how on how people currently thinks about rescreening. The results were very interesting, it shows how often organisations rescreen their employees as well their views about the most important type of check to conduct in rescreening.

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MOM Education Verification Proof: Using an Accredited Background Screening Company

MOM Education Verification Proof: Using an Accredited Background Screening Company

To support their work permit applications, candidates who have tertiary degrees from colleges and universities that aren't on the MOM's default drop-down list and applicants whose higher education institution is not on the MOM's normal drop-down list must now provide documentation of their academic qualifications from global verification organizations. To determine whether foreign nationals are eligible for work permits, MOM depends on the investigation and conclusions of its recognized worldwide verification organizations. A major aspect of this examination is to guarantee that foreigner credentials are real and provided by recognized organizations. MOM has selected Veremark as an accredited background screening company for issuing Education Verification Proof in Singapore. We are thrilled to be recognized as a provider of thorough and accurate qualification verifications. We are dedicated to assisting all of our clients in hiring more quickly and securely while ensuring that your prospects actually possess the credentials they claim to have.

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BS7858 Security Screening Standard What UK Employers Need to Know

BS7858 Security Screening Standard What UK Employers Need to Know

The UK standard BS7858 is a best practice approach for those that work within secure environments and is outlined and recommended by the British Standards Institution. BS7858 provides information on how to screen applicants in "secure" workplaces, which are described as places where an insider might steal or compromise the integrity of data, information, or other physical or intellectual assets; or jeopardize people's safety. Although BS7858 was initially developed for the security sector, it can be used by any industry that employs people who are expected to work in secure environments and even outside of those - as a best practice approach. The ultimate goal of screening is to gather enough data to let businesses decide with confidence whether to hire a person - creating environments built on trust and safety.

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A Complete Guide to Employment Background Checks in Malaysia

A Complete Guide to Employment Background Checks in Malaysia

According to research, Malaysia experiences a 31% year-on-year increase in hiring. Over the past six months, hiring activity has also increased by 15%, and month-to-month growth has improved by 5%, signaling ongoing demand in the labor market. With the demand for an increased number of hires, naturally the need to conduct employment background checks also rises especially now that more companies are hiring remotely. As a result of the rapid rise in hiring, employers are more concerned about their workforce’s security and safety. And in the competition for the best talent, they are also competing for qualified candidates, verified education credentials, and a clean employment history that includes criminal records that do not compromise a candidate’s prospective position. Background checks have become increasingly important to employers as they can identify and highlight any red flags that could indicate an applicant may not be able to carry out their duties to the levels expected - particularly from a safety and efficiency perspective.

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The importance of ECDA Verification Proof for Foreign Qualifications and Teacher Certification

The importance of ECDA Verification Proof for Foreign Qualifications and Teacher Certification

The need for education verification services stems from the fact that some candidates exaggerate or falsify their credentials in an effort to land positions for which they are ineligible. Some candidates will deceive employers and state that they attended institutions they never attended or that they hold degrees they never held. With the advancement of technology, diploma mills or those companies that provide phony certificates and degrees have become popular choices for candidate’s aiming to falsify their education credentials. Candidates can easily order from these companies to make the claim that they went to institutions that don't exist and received degrees they don't have.To make sure you only hire trustworthy teachers/educators, an education verification will help you swiftly spot any fabrications an applicant may have made about the universities they attended and the degrees they obtained.

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An Employer’s Complete Guide to DBS Checks in the UK

An Employer’s Complete Guide to DBS Checks in the UK

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are a core element for thousands of employers across the UK, forming an essential part of their background screening programme. A key reason for this is that they help make safer hiring selections, and in some industries and lines of work, they are mandated by regulatory bodies or legislation. Depending on the level of check required which will be explored in this article, there are varying requirements to satisfy for some DBS check applications depending on the sector and the kind of the position being applied for. We’ll discuss who the DBS are, what a DBS check is and why it’s important, as well as the varying levels of a DBS check and how they differ. 

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Guide to Reference Checking Software and How it Can Save you Time, Money, and Resources

Guide to Reference Checking Software and How it Can Save you Time, Money, and Resources

Reference checking software solutions can help make this process more efficient and easier for hiring managers and recruiters. References are an important part of any hiring process because they give you an opportunity to talk about your candidates with someone who knows them. If you are unable to reach a candidate, a reference can be helpful for creating a better candidate experience. The idea of references is relatively simple. But it can be difficult to find the right person to talk to, especially with the numerous different types of designated and declared references available today, such as friends, family members, professional network contacts, and previous employers. Some companies have seen huge losses as a result of this process being done poorly, due to unhappy candidates. 

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HR’s Best Guide to Digital Identity Checks in the UK

HR’s Best Guide to Digital Identity Checks in the UK

Veremark have partnered with the certified identity service provider, Hooyu to become its new digital identity verification (IDV) partner digitizing the Right to Work and DBS identity checking process for the first time. This provides a seamless, user-friendly and robust onboarding and verification solution which complements the wide array of services Veremark is currently able to offer. These digital identification checks, for right to work and DBS checks are intended to speed up the hiring and onboarding process and assist organizations after COVID, especially as more companies have adopted remote working.

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The Importance of Employee Background Checks for Big Companies

The Importance of Employee Background Checks for Big Companies

Background checks have become a standard practice for large companies today. It is estimated that about 90% of all Fortune 500 companies run background checks on potential employees before making a final decision on them. Background checks are necessary for large companies, especially those that deal with sensitive customer and financial information. It is important to ensure any new or existing employees are not a threat to the company’s safety and security. The background check process is vitally important and worth the effort. Not only does it help businesses to avoid hiring someone who might potentially be a risk, but it also helps them identify potential risks before they become a problem. 

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BPSS An Employer’s Comprehensive Guide to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard

BPSS: An Employer’s Comprehensive Guide to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard

BPSS, otherwise known in full as the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, is the accepted benchmark for pre-employment screening of individuals with access to government resources. While it’s essential in some industries, its approach is being mirrored across organizations and sectors as a best practice due to its robust and extensive nature. It’s stringent and consistent application, forms the foundations of the UK security vetting process, and higher levels of checks within this - in this article we’ll provide an overview of the BPSS clearance and what this means for you as an employer, however if you’d like to read the guidance in depth, the UK government is a key resource.

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Benefits of Hiring Third Party Background Check Companies in Screening your Potential Employees

Benefits of Hiring Third Party Background Check Companies in Screening your Potential Employees

Background screening is a process that ensures a company hires the best employees. The process is sometimes tedious and time-consuming if done in-house. That's why a lot of companies are hiring a third party company to do the candidate screening for them. Third party background check companies are an excellent way for businesses to get their background screenings rapidly, accurately, efficiently and effectively. Third party background checking companies usually have access to databases that are sometimes not available to businesses or public sector organisations. These databases allow them to screen candidates more thoroughly. They also have the advantage of being able to screen candidates in multiple languages, in which an individual may not be fluent. By hiring a third party checker, all your background checking process will be taken care of by an expert, this in turn will enable you to focus on what's most important - running your business / organisation.

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UK Right to Work: What Employers Need to Know

UK Right to Work: What Employers Need to Know

Within the United Kingdom, employers have a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working from happening, and as part of this, a right to work check is required. An employer will conduct the right to work check prior to employing an individual, to make sure they are eligible to work in their place of hire, and are not unable to carry out their duties due to their immigration status. As illegal working is a key driver contributing to illegal migration - it’s essential right to work checks are carried out, to avoid the exploitation of vulnerable populations, and so that compliant businesses and organizations are not disadvantaged.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Background Checking Companies and Why They are a Vital Part of the Hiring Process

A Comprehensive Guide to Background Checking Companies and Why They are a Vital Part of the Hiring Process

A background screening process can be tedious, but it's worth the effort, because it protects your company's reputation, helps you avoid legal issues, and hires qualified employees who are a good fit for your business. Background checking companies are a great resource for employers and job seekers to confirm the background history of their potential employees. The current process of hiring new candidates can be a time-consuming task. With the help of background checking companies, it can be done quickly and efficiently. You should use a background checking company for your employees or candidates because they are efficient, professional, swift and thorough in their work. They have the resources to provide accurate information at scale and they can save time while reducing unnecessary stress on both sides of the hiring process.

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An Employer's Essential Guide to Rescreening

An Employer's Essential Guide to Rescreening

Background checks are a great place to start when it comes to reducing risk. However, should it just stop at the initial check? While it may be a nice notion to believe all employees can simply be trusted in their personal and professional lives, this isn't always the case. Naturally, some elements fall outside of the control or view of the employer such as what an individual does in their leisure time - in this case, any criminal activity or negative behaviors could tarnish an organization's brand, culture, and people.

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Guide to Background Checks for HR and Recruitment Agencies

Guide to Background Checks for HR and Recruitment Agencies

Background checks provide an essential service in the HR and recruitment industry by helping them identify potential employees who may pose a threat to the organization's safety, security, and success. Background checks are a crucial part of the recruitment process. They help employers and recruiters to make safer decisions about who they hire for jobs, or offer interim contracts or internships. They help HR and recruitment agencies to get an idea of the candidate’s past, which helps them to make informed decisions.

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Top Benefits of Outsourcing Your Pre- Employment Background Checks to a Background Checking Company

Top Benefits of Outsourcing Your Pre- Employment Background Checks to a Background Checking Company

This article will explore the benefits of outsourcing your background checks, as well as some common use cases for outsourcing them. First, it enables companies to avoid incurring costs associated with a bad hire because there are always costs associated with hiring the wrong people. By outsourcing your background checking with an expert, you may further reduce the chance of hiring the wrong candidates. Secondly, it makes the hiring process a lot faster and more efficient, as background checking companies have the necessary tools and resources in performing various checks faster.

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Employee Background Checks and How it can Prevent Hiring the Wrong People for Tech IT Jobs

Employee Background Checks and How it can Prevent Hiring the Wrong People for Tech IT Jobs

As a tech company, you need to hire the best talent. Candidate and employee background checks are one of the most important tools in your hiring arsenal. The tech industry is booming and with it comes an influx of potential new employees. It can be difficult to keep up with all the applications and resumes that come in, but employee background checks can help you find out if a candidate will be the right high quality employee you require! Employee background checks are a quick and easy way for you to make sure that you're not hiring the wrong people, who aren't qualified for the crucial positions in your business.

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Everything You Need to Know Criminal Record Checks

Everything You Need to Know Criminal Record Checks

Criminal record checking is a process that employers use to screen potential employees for criminal records, past convictions, and other information that could affect their suitability for a job. It is one of the most important types of background checks because it can help the employer find out if the potential employee has any criminal records or convictions. Other types of background checks provide information about an applicant's education, employment history, and credit history. Background checks can be done through a variety of sources. One of the most common sources is the public records database, which contains information about criminal activities or arrests. Employers may also check with the national sex offender registry to see if an applicant has been convicted of a crime against children.

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10 Different Types of Employment Background Checks to Consider in Your Hiring Process

10 Different Types of Employment Background Checks to Consider in Your Hiring Process

Background checks are an important part of the hiring process. Background checks provide employers with information about the candidate’s past, which can be used to predict how they will perform in their new role. Background checks are the most popular form of pre-employment screening and they have been around for a long time. Employers use background checks to find out if candidates have any criminal records, if they owe money, or if a candidate has been fired from previous jobs. Background checks are important because they can help employers make sure that potential employees are not going to do anything that would harm their company. There are different types of employment background checks that you should know about and how they can affect your hiring process. Below is a list of the top 10 most common types of employment background checks.

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Hiring the Wrong Employee is Costing You around £30,000

Hiring the Wrong Employee is Costing You around £30,000

In today's competitive job market, many employers are looking for ways to save money. But what happens when you hire the wrong employee? You could be spending more on the employee than you would have spent by doing a thorough end-to-end hiring process.We should take into account how much it will cost us if we make a mistake when hiring new employees, and that costs are especially high if we end up hiring someone who doesn't work out for your business. In UK, the cost of mis hire is around £30,000.

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The Key Advantages of Hiring a Background Check Agency vs Doing it In-House

The Key Advantages of Hiring a Background Check Agency vs Doing it In-House

In-house background checks with current and future employees can be done, however, it is time consuming and requires a lot of work to determine what is required, and then regularly screening employees with speed and accuracy. Hiring a specialist background screening agency is the most efficient and cost-effective way to ensure that you are hiring the right candidates for your company. There are many advantages of hiring a background checking agency, rather than doing it yourself. A background checking agency will be able to provide you with a more comprehensive service than you would have been able to do on your own. They have access to multiple databases that are not available to the public, and they can provide you with precise information about a candidate's education, criminal records, employment history, driving record and much more.Another advantage of hiring a background screening agency is that their reports are generated faster than if you were to do it yourself. When you hire an agency, they will be able to provide you with live reports right away.

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The Top 5 Most Commonly Requested Types of Background Check in UK

The Top 5 Most Commonly Requested Types of Background Check in UK

UK Employers will usually conduct background checks on applicants before hiring them. This is because they want to make sure that the person they hire is qualified for a given job and won't be a liability in the future.In our Annual Report (Guidance for Hiring, Background Checking & Onboarding in 2022), we've collected data from over 100,000 background checks, across 40+ screening categories for companies & professionals around the world, and summarised results across 6 countries & 5 key industries. We’ve found out that the most commonly requested background checks in UK are Employment Check, National ID Check, Academic Achievement Check, Criminal Record Check, and Global Sanctions Check.

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Background Checks Done in the United States What You Need to Know

Background Checks Done in the United States: What You Need to Know

Background checks are essential for any job applicant, and they are required by law in most US states. This is because employers need to know that the person they hire will not be a liability to them in the future. The Background Check is a process that is usually done by employers when hiring new employees. It is also done during the hiring process for government jobs and security clearances. The background check process can vary from state to state, but it usually includes a criminal background check and a credit check, among other things. The background check process in the US can be tedious and time consuming for employers. The process is worth it because it ensures that employers are hiring qualified individuals who are trustworthy and reliable. The background check process in the US is a comprehensive and detailed process that is often done by third-party specialist companies. These focused companies will pull information from a variety of sources such as social media, criminal records, and employment history to create a fast, accurate profile of the individual.

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How Multinational Companies (MNCS) Do Background Verification?

How Multinational Companies (MNCS) Do Background Verification?

Multinational companies are continually expanding their business to new markets, and hiring the right highly skilled and motivated employees they need. With this expansion comes the need for a more secure way of doing business. The key to success in today’s world is being able to adapt quickly in order to keep up with the changing market trends. This is where background verification comes into play, as it helps companies create an environment that is safe for both customers and employees by protecting them from fraud and identity theft. The best way to do background verification is through a third-party specialist screening service provider. The service provider will provide the company with the required information about an individual’s background, which will then be used by the company’s HR department to make critical hiring decisions.

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Guide to Employee Background Checks for Financial Institutions

Guide to Employee Background Checks for Financial Institutions

Employee background checks are important for financial institutions because they are working with very sensitive information on a daily basis. They need to make sure that their employees, contractors and vendors are not potential risks for the company. Background checks for financial companies are usually more complicated than for businesses from other industries because the work involves handling personal information and money. Employees need to go through a background check before they start working in a financially-regulated company and this is not just for banks, it also includes insurance companies, credit unions, and other financially regulated organizations.

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How Criminal Record Checks are Helping HR Teams in their Hiring Process

How Criminal Record Checks are Helping HR Teams in their Hiring Process

A criminal record check is a background check that can be conducted on an individual to determine the person's criminal history. The information is obtained from a number of sources including law enforcement agencies, court records and intelligence databases.Criminal record checks are necessary for many different purposes in the workplace. They are necessary for pre-employment, international criminal record checks, and hiring. These checks enable companies to be sure that the person they are hiring is a good fit for their company and does not have any criminal charges on their record.

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Guide to Background Checks for BPO Industry, How to Check a Candidate's History

Guide to Background Checks for BPO Industry, How to Check a Candidate's History

The BPO industry is a highly competitive one. Recruiters are the key to maintaining a healthy work culture in this industry. They are the ones who make sure that there is an adequate number of candidates who have the skills and experience required for the job. One of the major challenges that recruiters face in this industry is screening candidates particularly on the aspect of background checking. Background checks are a crucial part of the recruitment process. They help companies to make sure that they are only hiring only people who are qualified for the job. In this article, we will discuss how to do background checks for candidates in the BPO industry and how to check their history.

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A Guide to Background Checks in Australia

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Background Checks in Australia

Background checks are becoming more and more important for Australian employers as the country increasingly embraces a digital and service based economy.Employers are recommended to carry out background checks on their employees, to ensure that their credentials and experiences are accurate and true. These checks might include a criminal record check, an employment history check and a credit check. Background screening checks are an important part of the hiring process. They help employers to make sure that they are hiring the right person for the job and also protect them from lawsuits, and any negative impact on the workplace culture.

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The Most Common Types of Background Checks in Singapore

The Most Common Types of Background Checks in Singapore

There are many reasons why companies in Singapore need to conduct background checks on potential employees. One major reason is that they receive applicants with discrepancies between their work history, educational degrees, or other work related information. Background checks are a key part of any recruitment process. Hiring people on their declared merits alone is an ineffective strategy because it leaves you vulnerable to hiring the wrong person, with inauthentic credentials, who may pose a threat to your organization's reputation.

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A Guide to the Different Types of Employment Background Checks in UK

A Guide to the Different Types of Employment Background Checks in UK

Background checks are a standard procedure for a number of sectors in the United Kingdom. They are used to ensure that the candidate is qualified for the position and that they do not have any criminal records. When an employer wants to hire someone, they will usually request a background check. Background checks can be done through a variety of means, from checking court records to calling their previous employers. The most common type of background check in Britain is through disclosure and barring service (DBS).

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What’s an Employment Reference Check and Why it Matters

What’s an Employment Reference Check and Why it Matters

Reference checks can be used for various reasons such as checking employment references, verifying academic history, or getting feedback on work performance. These checks are one of the most important steps in the hiring process. They allow employers to verify the credentials of applicants and find out if they have a history of bad behavior. This helps them make better decisions about who to hire and discover other potential candidate issues that might affect their business.

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Why Background Checking Systems are Changing the Way Companies Conduct their Recruitment

Why Background Checking Systems are Changing the Way Companies Conduct their Recruitment

Background checking systems are automated systems that help businesses to find suitable candidates. These systems use candidate information from various sources, such as social media, resume databases, and online profiles to gauge a candidate's suitability for the job. They are used by companies to keep track of their employees, contractors, and vendors.

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Everything You Need to Know about Background Checks in the Philippines

Everything You Need to Know about Background Checks in the Philippines

The Philippines is the second most populous country in Asia, with a population of over 100 million people. With such a large population, it is not surprising that there are many opportunities for businesses to hire qualified Filipinos. But before they can be hired, these potential employees need to undergo a background check. Background checks are a crucial part of the hiring process for most organizations in the Philippines.

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What are Digital Reference Checks and How are they Disrupting Traditional Reference Checks

What are Digital Reference Checks and How are they Disrupting Traditional Reference Checks

A digital reference check is a background check that is conducted online. It provides a quick and easy way to verify the information that an applicant has provided on their cv. This information can be accessed from online databases, social media and other sources. It's important for companies to do this because it can help them avoid hiring people who may have been convicted of a crime or who have other warning signs in their background.

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How Employment History Checks Help Companies Vet & Prevent Risky Hires?

How Employment History Checks Help Companies Vet & Prevent Risky Hires?

It is crucial for every business to partner with a professional background checking company because they are experts in verifying the credentials of a candidate. Professional background checking companies usually have access to information that is not easily accessible publicly. They collect valuable information about a candidate and make sure that it is accurate. As such they enable employers to make the right hiring decisions.

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FinTech & Financial Services growth gains pace, with a need be regulatory compliant

Why Having a Streamlined Background Check Process is Necessary for The Banking and Finance Industry?

The much needed changes in regulation and culture in the Banking and Financial Industry, and how Veremark delivers the vital background checks to meet needs of clients

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FinTech & Financial Services key sector trends affecting talent hiring and onboarding, the top recommended background checks, and how Veremark is there for you

The world is slowly finding a way to emerge from the covid19 pandemic, with the adoption of new technologies, digital techniques, and operational processes having accelerated during 2020 and 2021. Such trends have put additional pressure on HR / People leaders in organisations of all sizes, as the urgent need to find, attract, hire and onboard new talent has become much more acute.

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Background screening for Fintech: Everything you need to know

In this post, you'll get useful info about background screening in the Fintech sector; including which checks might be relevant to roles in Fintech and what challenges Fintech employers face.

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What FinTech Can Learn From Financial Services: 5 Money Laundering Scandals Background Checks Could Have Prevented

Fintech companies who carry out often innovative and new functions are subject to stringent controls too. However, regulators are scrambling to create standards for such a rapidly growing sector with processes and factors which don’t yet fit into previously established norms.

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Quick guide to Credit Checks

Pre-employment credit checks are a useful tool in mitigating the risk of fraud, by uncovering bad financial situations, and although a positive credit check doesn’t guarantee that a candidate is trustworthy, it might bring up red flags which could cast doubt over a candidates suitability for a role which requires access to data, money, company accounts or assets.

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Background screening in the Fintech sector

With Fintech leading the way as one of the most disruptive sectors in the business world, employers are having to move quickly to keep up with regulatory and industry changes while still exploiting opportunities when recruiting the top talent.

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HR Pain Points of Background Checking

Implementing an HR system can be time consuming and costly, and getting it wrong could have severe consequences. Companies must get it right first time, so that deadlines, budget considerations and compliance can be met.

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Right-to-Work Background Check UK, Now and Post Brexit

Navigating the post Brexit UK 'Right to Work' background checking process

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