Helping homeless people gain skills and enter the workforce through Beam & Veremark partnership...

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6,455,080 - this is the number of crowdfunding campaigns created in 2019. But none of them are quite like Beam’s campaigns… As the world’s first platform that crowdfunds training for homeless people and supports them as they get stable work, Beam can be seen as a tech platform meets employability service. All in the name of social good.

Funded by the Mayor of London and some of the world's top tech entrepreneurs, and partnered with leading national charities like Shelter and St Mungo's, Beam has proven a powerful new model to help disadvantaged people get into stable work and support themselves.

Of course, part of being work-ready involves having the necessary documentation and background checks in place. And what better way to do this than by partnering with Veremark for automated employment background checks like ID verification, criminal, credit and reference checks.

The platform is particularly handy as it eliminates the burden of paperwork for Beam’s prospective employees and improves candidate experience - everything’s online and they can supply the info needed for the checks via any device (like their mobile phone). Beam only pay for the checks needed,  enabling them to give maximum value to their crowdfunders, without spending unnecessary.

“Veremark was an obvious choice since it enables us to select from a comprehensive list of employment-related background checks; requesting these checks are straightforward and simple and we are kept in the loop throughout the entire process,” explains Beam CEO, Alex Stephany.. 

Veremark CEO, Daniel Callaghan, says “we were delighted to welcome Beam on board - particularly given that their vision aligns so seamlessly with that of our own: to help the world trust faster. We believe honest people should have access and be able to share their full verified credentials in a heartbeat. Where checking someone’s background is less about finding gaps in people’s past and more about your future success.”


What background check do I need?

This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.

How long do background checks take?

Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.

Can you do a background check online?

All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.

What are the benefits of a background check?

In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.

What does a background check show?

Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.

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