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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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How to Prevent & Combat Quiet Quitting at Work (Prioritising Employee Retention and Motivation)

How to Prevent & Combat Quiet Quitting at Work (Prioritising Employee Retention and Motivation)

The global wave of Quiet resignation results in annual losses for businesses of up to $1.5 trillion worldwide according to a Gallup research. Up to 67% of American workers and 85% of workers globally may be quietly quitting. Just 15% of employees are actively engaged at work, which indicates that up to 85% of them may be quietly quitting and disengaging from their work, team and employer. The figures are a little better for the US, where 33% of workers are actively engaged at work—almost double the global average.

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Hiring Guide for HR Professionals for Recruiting Top Talent

Hiring Guide for HR Professionals for Recruiting Top Talent

The hiring process is evolving and the future is not only about finding the best talent but also about how to find them. Automated recruitment softwares can help in this process by matching candidates with jobs and by automating many of the tasks. Automation is already changing how we search for jobs and how recruiters find candidates. Recruiters are using softwares to scan resumes for keywords, which helps them find more qualified candidates than they would have found otherwise. Advanced technology will become an essential part of HR and recruitment in the near future. It will be used to find a strong candidate for a given job and to automate many of the traditional tasks. The future of the hiring process will be shaped by the technology that is being developed in the present. As such, it is important to keep an eye on how technology will affect the recruitment process.

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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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14 Ways to Understand the Future of Work and How to Prepare Your Organisation

14 Ways to Understand the Future of Work and How to Prepare Your Organisation

This article outlines how People leaders can deliver for the future of work in their organisation. In essence, this whitepaper could be used as the handbook for the future of work. This strategy has fourteen elements to understand the future of work. Let us discuss them one by one. It is important to understand and build the future of work. Read on to learn how to understand and deliver the future of work.

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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 Hiring the Right Talent in Tech Industry

Guide to Hiring the Right Talent in Tech Industry

The new age of technical talent demands a new type of hiring process. In this article, we will discuss the different ways in which you can hire the right talent for your company. Today’s technical talent is more demanding than ever before, at the same time that their specialist skills are in-demand by your organisation. They are not afraid to go to other companies if they don't get what they want. It is imperative for companies to understand this and adapt their talent hiring and retention process accordingly. Hiring the right talent does not only mean hiring the best person for the job but also hiring someone who is a good fit for the company culture and values. A company culture is an important part of any business. It can make or break it. And this is where hiring the right talent becomes important. 

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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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5 Ways Technology is Transforming Talent Acquisition

5 Ways Technology is Transforming Talent Acquisition

The talent acquisition tech investment keeps escalating. According to Aptitude Research, nearly 70% of businesses have expanded their investment in talent acquisition (TA) tech in 2021 and 73% expect that to continue to grow in 2022. Not only are the process of hiring top talent getting harder (with better-informed candidates and their rising expectations), COVID-19 added further complications as the period of lockdown and remote work is fuelling “The Great Resignation”. Here are 5 ways technology is transforming Talent Acquisition: 1. Provides access to as wide a talent pool as possible 2. Attracts and secures quality next-gen talent 3. Cut costs and increase productivity, and find the best talent 4. Consistent candidate experience 5. Speed up your offers

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Australia Recruitment Guide for Australian Companies: How to Hire the Best Candidates?

Australia Recruitment Guide for Australian Companies: How to Hire the Best Candidates?

This guide is written for Australian companies who are looking to hire the best candidates. It provides tips on how to find and recruit the best employees in Australia. The first step is to get an overview of the current labour market and what kind of skills are in demand, and the pool of candidates available. The second step is to identify which recruitment channels will be most effective for your company. The final step is to create a plan that will outline what you need from your hiring manager, HR team, and talent acquisition team.

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Is Hybrid Workplace the Future of Work? What Are the Key Changes to Expect in Jobs of Tomorrow?

Is Hybrid Workplace the Future of Work? What Are the Key Changes to Expect in Jobs of Tomorrow?

We are living in a time of rapid change, and the workplace is no exception. Many people are concerned about the future of work and what it will mean for their careers. The future of work is a hotly debated topic. Some people may be pessimistic about the future of work and believe that automation will lead to unemployment. Others believe that automation will lead to new jobs and new industries. The truth is, we don't fully understand what the future holds for us, as technology, innovations and creativity evolves at pace. One thing that's certain is that we need to prepare for the changes ahead by being more adaptable and creative in our approach to our work and the value we bring to both employers and our own lives.

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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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Guide to Hiring in Singapore - How to Find, Screen & Evaluate Candidates Properly

Guide to Hiring in Singapore - How to Find, Screen & Evaluate Candidates Properly

Employers should care about recruitment processes because they are not just hiring one person, but a whole team. They need to make sure that the candidate is a good fit for the company culture and that they will be able to do their job well.The recruitment process is a very important part of the HR / people strategy. It can make or break your company from the inside out. A good recruitment process will help you find people who are not only qualified for the position but also have an excellent work ethic and will fit in with your company culture.The recruitment process determines how well the company will be able to find the best talent. It also helps them assess their needs and determine if they are hiring the right person for the job.There are many ways to find people, but there is no one way that is better than all others. The best way to find people depends on what kind of talent you want, where you want to find them and your budget.

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The Complete Hiring Guide in the UK - From Looking for the Perfect Candidate to Successfully Interviewing Them

The Complete Hiring Guide in the UK - From Looking for the Perfect Candidate to Successfully Interviewing Them

A hiring guide is important for any business. It helps them to understand the recruitment process, how to hire the right person, and what to look for in a candidate. It provides a roadmap of what an employer is looking for in their next hire. It also helps them understand the company culture, values and perks that they can offer. When hiring, it's important to provide a smooth, unbiased interview process so as to not discourage potential candidates. The questions should be relevant and not too difficult or too easy, and it should be made clear what kind of answers are expected from them.The hiring process is a complex one, and it's important to make sure that you're following the best practices. This guide will help you find out what exactly goes into the hiring process, and how to hire someone who will be a good fit for your company.

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Veremark visionary innovations

Veremark visionary innovations

Veremark’s visionary innovations for the best and easiest UI for setup and reporting, including the versatile Verepass Career Passport.

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Veremark velocity

Veremark velocity

Veremark velocity delivers the agility and accuracy every time you need it, for rapid and automated background checking and onboarding of new candidates. Our smooth-running background screening platform delivers you the winning performance every time you need to run background checks on a prospective candidate.

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Introducing Career Passport

Introducing Career Passport

Veremark's Career Passport safely stores career credentials with blockchain technology. They can be shared easily and adding additional credentials can be done as required. Once verified, the information remains current and secure (unless they expire, in which case expiry details will be visible too).

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Veremark On Demand Platform Walkthrough

Veremark On Demand Platform Walkthrough

Veremark's On Demand Background Checks allow you to conduct background checks in a secure and scalable way. Pay for background checks one at a time without long term contracts.

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Veremark's On Demand Background Checks

Veremark's On Demand Background Checks

Veremark's On Demand Background Checks allow you to conduct background checks in a secure and scalable way. Pay for background checks one at a time without long term contracts.

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Introduction to Veremark

Introduction to Veremark

Veremark seamlessly enables you to verify the credentials and integrity of existing or prospective employees whilst delivering the best candidate experience possible.

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Lexer Case Study 30 Second with Kate

We are thankful for the opportunity to interview Kate Clarkin, VP Talent of Lexer, on her experience with Veremark. Lexer helps some of the world’s most iconic brands and retailers transform into customer-centric businesses.

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How Do you Know it is Time to Switch Background Screening Vendors (video)

How Do you Know it is Time to Switch Background Screening Vendors

Choosing the right background screening software vendor is vital for any business. When a background screening provider cannot offer a service that brings greater productivity and performance enhancements to your company, you should consider switching to a vendor who values driving new speed, innovation and value, to help contribute to your company’s future prosperity.

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How SMEs Can Bounce Back from Hiring Challenges (video)

How SMEs Can Bounce Back from Hiring Challenges

It's hard for small businesses to find and keep good employees, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report released on 30 Nov 2021. Despite the lack of resources compared to their larger and richer competitors, SMEs have unique attributes that could be leveraged to attract interested job seekers. Here are five ways that SMEs can consider to better their hiring situations.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Conduct Background Check in 2022 (video)

5 Reasons Why You Need to Conduct Background Check in 2022

A lack of thorough screening of potential employees might harm your company's bottom line. In addition, you can forget about performance delivery since they are just making things up about their job experience. A mis-hire can cost a company a fortune, accounting for not just the salaries, training, and, most importantly, opportunity costs since the right person couldn't have started in the first place. Here are five substantial reasons why every employer should perform a comprehensive background check on employees and applicants.

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Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent in 2022 (video)

Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent in 2022

The recruiting sector has changed dramatically over the previous decade. Some of these changes have been gradual, while others have occurred almost overnight. The primary changes happened due to technological developments, which transformed the hiring process. This upheaval shows no signs of abating, and the coming decade is expected to usher in new recruitment patterns. Businesses need to catch up to these trends to be remembered and preferred by candidates. To help you with that, we have identified five ways you can try to improve your recruitment strategy in 2022.

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How to Automate your Recruitment Funnel (video)

How to Automate your Recruitment Funnel

According to McKinsey Global Institute, over half of organisations have taken actions to automate business processes. Having a recruitment funnel is one thing, however, managing and scaling it well is another. Recruitment automation may be able to solve that problem. It refers to the category of technology that helps businesses automate the hiring process and reduce excessive tasks. Here are three reasons that you should invest in recruitment funnel automation.

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What do high quality candidates look for in a new employer (video)

What Do High Quality Candidates Look for in a New Employer

Job seekers choose a new job not because of the salary or job title but because of the employer’s brand and how the company works. A study by Korn Ferry shows 73 per cent of respondents said that doing a job that has meaning and purpose was the most important thing that made them happy at work. They are also more likely to choose companies that give them the chance to use all of their skills.

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How to Identify Strong Candidates with Psychometric Assessments (Video)

How to Identify Strong Candidates with Psychometric Assessments

Among all of the decisions that organizations have to make, hiring is the most important one. Decisions are often made based on methods and/or information that is mostly irrelevant and hard to measure. When recruiting, it's not a good idea to rely on just your gut instinct.

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5 Ways Technology is Transforming Talent Acquisition

5 Ways Technology is Transforming Talent Acquisition

The talent acquisition tech investment keeps escalating.According to Aptitude Research, nearly 70% of businesses have expanded their investment in talent acquisition (TA) tech in 2021 and 73% expect that to continue to grow in 2022.Not only are the process of hiring top talent getting harder (with better-informed candidates and their rising expectations), COVID-19 added further complications as the period of lockdown and remote work is fuelling “The Great Resignation”.To outcompete against other businesses in the same sector, recruiters have to deliver both a quality service, as well as scalability. One of the ways to achieve scale easily is through the introduction of swift, connected, secure and easy technology with a trusted provider. ‍Here are 5 ways technology is transforming Talent Acquisition.

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Worley Case Study

Worley Case Study

Another satisfied customer of Veremark! We are thankful for the opportunity to interview Craig Brewer, Talent Acquisition Lead of Worley, on his experience with Veremark. Worley is a worldwide team of consultants, engineers, construction workers and data scientists all with one thing in common: to solve the complexity of the energy, chemicals, and resources sectors.

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How to Automate your Recruitment Funnel

How to Automate your Recruitment Funnel

Optimising the recruitment process of your business has become indispensable if you seek to advance your competitive advantage by effectively employing top talent. Background screening is a critical area of the recruitment funnel that cannot be overlooked, as a large part of the company’s hiring success, culture, brand and revenue growth success comes with it. Winning in the hyper-competitive global market, across different vertical sectors, entails choosing professional new talent acquisition technologies and services that fully integrate across your entire, and constantly improving, recruitment funnel.

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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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How do you know it is time to switch background screening vendors

How do you know it is time to switch background screening vendors?

Background screening is essential to every business. Background screening emerges as employers emphasise the provision of a safe workplace by ensuring the accuracy of candidates’ qualifications, and their job and life experiences. It is vitally important to select the right blend of checks that will help your business in a certain industry, with the seniority of the hire, and the location of the prospective candidate around the world. The range of checks is not only limited to employment gaps, financial background checks and qualification to work checks, but also includes global sanctions checks, credit checks and social media checks.

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How National ID Verification Services for Employers Can Reduce Employee Turnover and Costs

Employee turnover is a major concern for employers, as it costs them a high amount of expenditure per employee for recruitment and training. This is why companies often need to verify their candidates' identity when hiring. This is typically done with a national id check. They use this check to reduce employee turnover and costs. It is important for every business, no matter how big or small, to have a National ID Checking Service in place. This service is a valuable tool that companies can use to verify the identity of their employees and potential candidates. It provides a quick and easy way for employers to find out if their employees are who they say they are. They can also use it to prevent fraud, theft, and other illegal activities that may occur during employment.‍

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Guide to Online Screening Software and How Your Business can Benefit from It

Guide to Online Screening Software and How Your Business can Benefit from It

An online screening software is an important part of the hiring process. It provides employers with a way to screen potential employees before they make a hiring decision. Online screening tools are a way for companies to identify whether a candidate may have lied or embellished their experience and credentials, and to verify whether they may have been involved in any nefarious activities that may cause risk to the employer in the future. They are essential tools that companies use to make sure they don’t waste time hiring and onboarding candidates who won’t be a good fit. They help companies save time and money by rejecting candidates before they become an employee.

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Why Do You Need a Bankruptcy Background Check for Employment?

Why Do You Need a Bankruptcy Background Check for Employment?

Bankruptcy is a legal status that results from a court filing by a debtor who is unable to repay debts. It can also be referred to as "insolvency." In general, it has been found that people with a bankruptcy on their record are less likely to be hired because of the stigma associated with such a status. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Some companies require applicants for certain types of jobs to have no bankruptcies on their records over their whole lifetime. Others may consider having one or more bankruptcies in the past 10 years as grounds for not hiring an applicant.

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Veremark’s visionary screening innovation – Fool-proof background checking

Veremark’s visionary screening innovation – Fool-proof background checking

Veremark’s visionary innovation for the optimum hiring, screening, and onboarding, offers you an unparalleled quality in background checking, customised specifically for your business needs. We don’t just offer a service that delivers excellent screening on candidates and their background, we take it a step further by ensuring our tools are easy to use and versatile at every step for both talent teams and candidates

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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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How to Screen your Potential Employees on Social Media

How to Screen your Potential Employees on Social Media

Social media screening is the process of evaluating a candidate’s social media presence and what kind of content they post. It is a way for companies to identify the best candidates who are suitable for the job position and filter out those who are not a good fit. In addition, it helps employers identify if the candidate has any online red flags that could be problematic for them in the workplace. Social Media Screening can be used in many ways, but it is most commonly used during hiring processes as part of social recruiting.

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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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Veremark – Velocity for Hiring Speed Guaranteed

Veremark – The Velocity for Hiring Speed Guaranteed

Veremark velocity is the new benchmark. Businesses everywhere can rely on Veremark to boost hiring speed and be extremely thorough, with rapid delivery at every phase and on every day. Veremark fast and intuitive platform and service is the right choice for your talent requirements with intuitive tools.

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What are Civil Background Checks and How They are Disrupting HR and Recruitment

What are Civil Background Checks and How They are Disrupting HR and Recruitment

The use of background checks has been increasing in recent years due to a number of changes that have occurred in the market. One change is the rise of civil background checks, which can be conducted without a criminal record. These types of background checks are not as thorough as criminal checks, but they're still effective in identifying possible issues with an applicant's history. 

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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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How to Do a Global Reference Check for your International Employees

How to Do a Global Reference Check for your International Employees

If you are thinking about hiring someone from abroad, you need to ensure that the person has the necessary skills and experience. That is why it is important to conduct a global reference check before you hire someone. The best way to do this is by using a global background check service provider. This is because they are able to find information about an individual's work history, education, and criminal records from across the world in a quick and easy way.

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What Do High-Quality Candidates Look For In A New Employer?

What Do High-Quality Candidates Look For In A New Employer?

Job seekers choose a new job not because of the salary or job title but because of the employer’s brand and how the company works. A study by Korn Ferry shows 73 per cent of respondents said that doing a job that has meaning and purpose was the most important thing that made them happy at work. They are also more likely to choose companies that give them the chance to use all of their skills.

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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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Top Trends for HR Staffing & Recruiting Businesses

Top Trends for HR Staffing & Recruiting Businesses - A Guide For Delivering For Clients In 2022 And Beyond

In the past, HR staffing processes were fairly straightforward. Today, more and more people are considering non-traditional ways to recruit their workforce. The top trends in human resources are changing.

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Psychometric Assessments – A Strong Way To Identify Strong Candidates

Psychometric Assessments – A Strong Way To Identify Strong Candidates

When recruiting, it's not a good idea to rely on just your gut instinct. Instead, use psychometric assessment to determine an individual's suitability for a position inside an organization by assessing attributes such as intelligence, values, and behaviors.

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How SMEs Can Bounce Back from Hiring Challenges

How SMEs Can Bounce Back from Hiring Challenges

Overcoming the challenges of attracting and keeping talented staff‍. Despite the lack of resources compared to their larger and richer competitors, SMEs have unique attributes that could be leveraged to attract interested job seekers. Here are five ways that SMEs can consider to better their hiring situations.

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How to Find the Best International Background Checking Software

How to Find the Best International Background Checking Software

There are different companies that offer international background check software and services, but not all of them are created equal. There are important features to look for. The most important is the credibility of the information they provide. If a company has a network of databases that spans across different countries, it will be an indication that they have accurate information. The best international background checking softwares are those that have a user-friendly interface, good customer support and provide accurate information.

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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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Why Do You Need a Global Sanctions Screening Provider?

Why Do You Need a Global Sanctions Screening Provider?

Sanctions screening helps to ensure that your company is not doing business with candidates or employees on a sanctioned list. While many companies have been using sanctions screening practices for years, more businesses are now turning to professional global sanctions screening providers because they have robust technology which enables businesses to have a more efficient and accurate way to screen for these restrictions.

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Ultimate Guide to Employee Background Checks in 2022: What You Need To Know and How to Protect Your Business

Ultimate Guide to Employee Background Checks in 2022: What You Need To Know and How to Protect Your Business

There are many responsibilities that an employer needs to be aware of before hiring a new candidate or employee. It is important for the employer to make sure that they are doing their due diligence when it comes to screening candidates.

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Traditional background screening versus background screening software. Which one should you consider?

Veremark employs special HR background screening software and tools in our screenings to produce higher-quality data in less time, allowing you to make the most secure, informed hiring decisions possible.

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Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent in 2022

We have identified five ways you can try to improve your recruitment strategy in 2022.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Conduct Background Check in 2022

According to experts, social media evaluation should not be the sole factor in recruiting decisions. Instead, the screening process should be tailored to your company's industry and the positions you seek to fill.

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Lexer Case Study

Lexer helps some of the world’s most iconic brands and retailers transform into customer-centric businesses.

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Integrated People Management eco-system, to help with end-to-end flow of talent and experience

Read this short blog post to understand how an integrated people management ecosystem can help with the flow of talent and experience.

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Adding Recruitment & Staffing Value for Business Client’s Specialist Talent Acquisition

Read this blog to understand how to add recruitment and staffing value to specialist talent requirements for business clients.

HR / Recruitment / Staffing
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Making HR Human Again

Making HR Human Again

While being efficient and effective with clinical precision is awesome, a clinical and rather sterile work environment isn’t all that pleasant. Emphasising efficiency while still focusing on human beings is the way forward.

HR / Recruitment / Staffing
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Building the Workforce of the Future

Building the Workforce of the Future

Things happen fast in today’s business world, and there is no forgiveness for those who come late or unprepared. Organisations need to start preparing to build their future-ready workforce today.

HR / Recruitment / Staffing
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all types of background checks

A comprehensive guide to all types of background checks

Background checks are a reliable means to verify information about prospective hires, and to arrive at a rounded assessment. Background checks mitigate the risks of a wrong hire.

All Sectors
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Why run background checks

Why run a background check? Why background checks are important?

The cost of a wrong hire can run into millions for any company. Here are the important things you need to know about background checks.

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How long does a background check take?

How long does a background check take?

Background screening is important for a proper hiring decision. Background verification includes several stages and requires skilled professionals to ensure genuine data accumulation.

All Sectors
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All about background checks

All About Background Checks

Background checks are an integral part of the recruitment process to validate the new hire data in an organisation. With an array of background check tools available in the market, picking the one that best meets your needs is an arduous task. Veremark offers an innovative, cost-effective solution to all your background screening requirements.

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Challenges in the Life of a Professional Services / Management Consulting Worker, & Veremark helps with Career Passport

A Day in the life of a Professional Services / Management Consulting worker - and what they face working with global demanding clients, moving between contracts, and verifying their career credentials with hiring & client businesses

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Talent recruitment
Training & Development
People strategy
Employee
Culture
Blockchain
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Hiring & Onboarding Contract workers in Professional Services, Management Consulting, BPO & Software / IT Outsourcing Firms

Professional Services / Management Consulting / Software & IT Outsourcing / Business Process Outsourcing hiring trends & dynamics for specialist skilled and finite-contract workers

Professional Services / Management Consulting
Talent recruitment
Career planning
HR Tech & digitisation
Organisation planning
Candidate & employee experience
Cloud
Blockchain
API connectors
Security
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Global Hiring Trends

Global Hiring Trends in Financial & Professional Services Business

Global hiring trends in industry sectors such as Financial Services / FinTech & Professional Services / Management Consulting, with specialist skills required around the world

Professional Services / Management Consulting
Talent recruitment
People strategy
Culture
Human resource planning
HR Tech & digitisation
Packages
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Global sanctions check
Professional qualifications checks
Employment history
Reference check

Interview with Chairman, Guy Underwood

Interview with Chairman, Guy Underwood, on his insights on Veremark’s potential and the future of pre-employment screening

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Global hiring is happening at pace, with skilled talent available in cities and countries around the world

Global Hiring Centres of Specialist skills Around the World

Global hiring centres of specialist skills around the world - cities / countries, and which priority sectors

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People strategy
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Compensation & benefits
Security
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Financial regulations check
Adverse financial checks
the importance of candidate experience

The Importance of Candidate Experience

Importance Veremark places on candidate experience, to help all businesses hire better, in a hyper competitive world of change and growth.

FinTech / Financial Services
Employee
Talent recruitment
People strategy
HR Tech & digitisation
Participation & communication
Financial regulations check
Academic check
Criminal checks
Civil litigation checks
Global sanctions check
Today, getting the right talent is basic to meeting the development and goals of any organisation. A culture of innovation is vital for the business and their partners.

Veremark: Matching the Needs of Banking Tech Innovation

Veremark is matching the needs of Banking Tech innovation, with its own development and launch of the very best technology, using security, blockchain, cloud, API integration and data analysis. Machine learning / AI

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HR Tech & digitisation
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Banking & Financial businesses need partners with the right culture

Banking & Financial Businesses need Partners with the right Culture

Banking & Financial businesses need partners with the right culture to deliver the very best in finding, checking and onboarding employees

FinTech / Financial Services
Culture
Regulation & compliance
Organisation planning
Talent recruitment
Staff retention
Financial regulations check
Adverse financial checks
Reference check
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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

FinTech / Financial Services
Talent recruitment
Culture
People strategy
Regulation & compliance
Candidate & employee experience
Financial regulations check
Adverse financial checks

Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

How to Prevent & Combat Quiet Quitting at Work (Prioritising Employee Retention and Motivation)

The global wave of Quiet resignation results in annual losses for businesses of up to $1.5 trillion worldwide according to a Gallup research. Up to 67% of American workers and 85% of workers globally may be quietly quitting. Just 15% of employees are actively engaged at work, which indicates that up to 85% of them may be quietly quitting and disengaging from their work, team and employer. The figures are a little better for the US, where 33% of workers are actively engaged at work—almost double the global average.

Hiring Guide for HR Professionals for Recruiting Top Talent

The hiring process is evolving and the future is not only about finding the best talent but also about how to find them. Automated recruitment softwares can help in this process by matching candidates with jobs and by automating many of the tasks. Automation is already changing how we search for jobs and how recruiters find candidates. Recruiters are using softwares to scan resumes for keywords, which helps them find more qualified candidates than they would have found otherwise. Advanced technology will become an essential part of HR and recruitment in the near future. It will be used to find a strong candidate for a given job and to automate many of the traditional tasks. The future of the hiring process will be shaped by the technology that is being developed in the present. As such, it is important to keep an eye on how technology will affect the recruitment process.

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.

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. 

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.

14 Ways to Understand the Future of Work and How to Prepare Your Organisation

This article outlines how People leaders can deliver for the future of work in their organisation. In essence, this whitepaper could be used as the handbook for the future of work. This strategy has fourteen elements to understand the future of work. Let us discuss them one by one. It is important to understand and build the future of work. Read on to learn how to understand and deliver the future of work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guide to Hiring the Right Talent in Tech Industry

The new age of technical talent demands a new type of hiring process. In this article, we will discuss the different ways in which you can hire the right talent for your company. Today’s technical talent is more demanding than ever before, at the same time that their specialist skills are in-demand by your organisation. They are not afraid to go to other companies if they don't get what they want. It is imperative for companies to understand this and adapt their talent hiring and retention process accordingly. Hiring the right talent does not only mean hiring the best person for the job but also hiring someone who is a good fit for the company culture and values. A company culture is an important part of any business. It can make or break it. And this is where hiring the right talent becomes important. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Australia Recruitment Guide for Australian Companies: How to Hire the Best Candidates?

This guide is written for Australian companies who are looking to hire the best candidates. It provides tips on how to find and recruit the best employees in Australia. The first step is to get an overview of the current labour market and what kind of skills are in demand, and the pool of candidates available. The second step is to identify which recruitment channels will be most effective for your company. The final step is to create a plan that will outline what you need from your hiring manager, HR team, and talent acquisition team.

Is Hybrid Workplace the Future of Work? What Are the Key Changes to Expect in Jobs of Tomorrow?

We are living in a time of rapid change, and the workplace is no exception. Many people are concerned about the future of work and what it will mean for their careers. The future of work is a hotly debated topic. Some people may be pessimistic about the future of work and believe that automation will lead to unemployment. Others believe that automation will lead to new jobs and new industries. The truth is, we don't fully understand what the future holds for us, as technology, innovations and creativity evolves at pace. One thing that's certain is that we need to prepare for the changes ahead by being more adaptable and creative in our approach to our work and the value we bring to both employers and our own lives.

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.

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.

Guide to Hiring in Singapore - How to Find, Screen & Evaluate Candidates Properly

Employers should care about recruitment processes because they are not just hiring one person, but a whole team. They need to make sure that the candidate is a good fit for the company culture and that they will be able to do their job well.The recruitment process is a very important part of the HR / people strategy. It can make or break your company from the inside out. A good recruitment process will help you find people who are not only qualified for the position but also have an excellent work ethic and will fit in with your company culture.The recruitment process determines how well the company will be able to find the best talent. It also helps them assess their needs and determine if they are hiring the right person for the job.There are many ways to find people, but there is no one way that is better than all others. The best way to find people depends on what kind of talent you want, where you want to find them and your budget.

The Complete Hiring Guide in the UK - From Looking for the Perfect Candidate to Successfully Interviewing Them

A hiring guide is important for any business. It helps them to understand the recruitment process, how to hire the right person, and what to look for in a candidate. It provides a roadmap of what an employer is looking for in their next hire. It also helps them understand the company culture, values and perks that they can offer. When hiring, it's important to provide a smooth, unbiased interview process so as to not discourage potential candidates. The questions should be relevant and not too difficult or too easy, and it should be made clear what kind of answers are expected from them.The hiring process is a complex one, and it's important to make sure that you're following the best practices. This guide will help you find out what exactly goes into the hiring process, and how to hire someone who will be a good fit for your company.

5 Ways Technology is Transforming Talent Acquisition

The talent acquisition tech investment keeps escalating.According to Aptitude Research, nearly 70% of businesses have expanded their investment in talent acquisition (TA) tech in 2021 and 73% expect that to continue to grow in 2022.Not only are the process of hiring top talent getting harder (with better-informed candidates and their rising expectations), COVID-19 added further complications as the period of lockdown and remote work is fuelling “The Great Resignation”.To outcompete against other businesses in the same sector, recruiters have to deliver both a quality service, as well as scalability. One of the ways to achieve scale easily is through the introduction of swift, connected, secure and easy technology with a trusted provider. ‍Here are 5 ways technology is transforming Talent Acquisition.

How to Automate your Recruitment Funnel

Optimising the recruitment process of your business has become indispensable if you seek to advance your competitive advantage by effectively employing top talent. Background screening is a critical area of the recruitment funnel that cannot be overlooked, as a large part of the company’s hiring success, culture, brand and revenue growth success comes with it. Winning in the hyper-competitive global market, across different vertical sectors, entails choosing professional new talent acquisition technologies and services that fully integrate across your entire, and constantly improving, recruitment funnel.

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.

How do you know it is time to switch background screening vendors?

Background screening is essential to every business. Background screening emerges as employers emphasise the provision of a safe workplace by ensuring the accuracy of candidates’ qualifications, and their job and life experiences. It is vitally important to select the right blend of checks that will help your business in a certain industry, with the seniority of the hire, and the location of the prospective candidate around the world. The range of checks is not only limited to employment gaps, financial background checks and qualification to work checks, but also includes global sanctions checks, credit checks and social media checks.

How National ID Verification Services for Employers Can Reduce Employee Turnover and Costs

Employee turnover is a major concern for employers, as it costs them a high amount of expenditure per employee for recruitment and training. This is why companies often need to verify their candidates' identity when hiring. This is typically done with a national id check. They use this check to reduce employee turnover and costs. It is important for every business, no matter how big or small, to have a National ID Checking Service in place. This service is a valuable tool that companies can use to verify the identity of their employees and potential candidates. It provides a quick and easy way for employers to find out if their employees are who they say they are. They can also use it to prevent fraud, theft, and other illegal activities that may occur during employment.‍

Guide to Online Screening Software and How Your Business can Benefit from It

An online screening software is an important part of the hiring process. It provides employers with a way to screen potential employees before they make a hiring decision. Online screening tools are a way for companies to identify whether a candidate may have lied or embellished their experience and credentials, and to verify whether they may have been involved in any nefarious activities that may cause risk to the employer in the future. They are essential tools that companies use to make sure they don’t waste time hiring and onboarding candidates who won’t be a good fit. They help companies save time and money by rejecting candidates before they become an employee.

Why Do You Need a Bankruptcy Background Check for Employment?

Bankruptcy is a legal status that results from a court filing by a debtor who is unable to repay debts. It can also be referred to as "insolvency." In general, it has been found that people with a bankruptcy on their record are less likely to be hired because of the stigma associated with such a status. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Some companies require applicants for certain types of jobs to have no bankruptcies on their records over their whole lifetime. Others may consider having one or more bankruptcies in the past 10 years as grounds for not hiring an applicant.

Veremark’s visionary screening innovation – Fool-proof background checking

Veremark’s visionary innovation for the optimum hiring, screening, and onboarding, offers you an unparalleled quality in background checking, customised specifically for your business needs. We don’t just offer a service that delivers excellent screening on candidates and their background, we take it a step further by ensuring our tools are easy to use and versatile at every step for both talent teams and candidates

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

How to Screen your Potential Employees on Social Media

Social media screening is the process of evaluating a candidate’s social media presence and what kind of content they post. It is a way for companies to identify the best candidates who are suitable for the job position and filter out those who are not a good fit. In addition, it helps employers identify if the candidate has any online red flags that could be problematic for them in the workplace. Social Media Screening can be used in many ways, but it is most commonly used during hiring processes as part of social recruiting.

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.

Veremark – The Velocity for Hiring Speed Guaranteed

Veremark velocity is the new benchmark. Businesses everywhere can rely on Veremark to boost hiring speed and be extremely thorough, with rapid delivery at every phase and on every day. Veremark fast and intuitive platform and service is the right choice for your talent requirements with intuitive tools.

What are Civil Background Checks and How They are Disrupting HR and Recruitment

The use of background checks has been increasing in recent years due to a number of changes that have occurred in the market. One change is the rise of civil background checks, which can be conducted without a criminal record. These types of background checks are not as thorough as criminal checks, but they're still effective in identifying possible issues with an applicant's history. 

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.

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.

How to Do a Global Reference Check for your International Employees

If you are thinking about hiring someone from abroad, you need to ensure that the person has the necessary skills and experience. That is why it is important to conduct a global reference check before you hire someone. The best way to do this is by using a global background check service provider. This is because they are able to find information about an individual's work history, education, and criminal records from across the world in a quick and easy way.

What Do High-Quality Candidates Look For In A New Employer?

Job seekers choose a new job not because of the salary or job title but because of the employer’s brand and how the company works. A study by Korn Ferry shows 73 per cent of respondents said that doing a job that has meaning and purpose was the most important thing that made them happy at work. They are also more likely to choose companies that give them the chance to use all of their skills.

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.

Top Trends for HR Staffing & Recruiting Businesses - A Guide For Delivering For Clients In 2022 And Beyond

In the past, HR staffing processes were fairly straightforward. Today, more and more people are considering non-traditional ways to recruit their workforce. The top trends in human resources are changing.

Psychometric Assessments – A Strong Way To Identify Strong Candidates

When recruiting, it's not a good idea to rely on just your gut instinct. Instead, use psychometric assessment to determine an individual's suitability for a position inside an organization by assessing attributes such as intelligence, values, and behaviors.

How SMEs Can Bounce Back from Hiring Challenges

Overcoming the challenges of attracting and keeping talented staff‍. Despite the lack of resources compared to their larger and richer competitors, SMEs have unique attributes that could be leveraged to attract interested job seekers. Here are five ways that SMEs can consider to better their hiring situations.

How to Find the Best International Background Checking Software

There are different companies that offer international background check software and services, but not all of them are created equal. There are important features to look for. The most important is the credibility of the information they provide. If a company has a network of databases that spans across different countries, it will be an indication that they have accurate information. The best international background checking softwares are those that have a user-friendly interface, good customer support and provide accurate information.

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.

Why Do You Need a Global Sanctions Screening Provider?

Sanctions screening helps to ensure that your company is not doing business with candidates or employees on a sanctioned list. While many companies have been using sanctions screening practices for years, more businesses are now turning to professional global sanctions screening providers because they have robust technology which enables businesses to have a more efficient and accurate way to screen for these restrictions.

Ultimate Guide to Employee Background Checks in 2022: What You Need To Know and How to Protect Your Business

There are many responsibilities that an employer needs to be aware of before hiring a new candidate or employee. It is important for the employer to make sure that they are doing their due diligence when it comes to screening candidates.

Traditional background screening versus background screening software. Which one should you consider?

Veremark employs special HR background screening software and tools in our screenings to produce higher-quality data in less time, allowing you to make the most secure, informed hiring decisions possible.

Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent in 2022

We have identified five ways you can try to improve your recruitment strategy in 2022.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Conduct Background Check in 2022

According to experts, social media evaluation should not be the sole factor in recruiting decisions. Instead, the screening process should be tailored to your company's industry and the positions you seek to fill.

Integrated People Management eco-system, to help with end-to-end flow of talent and experience

Read this short blog post to understand how an integrated people management ecosystem can help with the flow of talent and experience.

Adding Recruitment & Staffing Value for Business Client’s Specialist Talent Acquisition

Read this blog to understand how to add recruitment and staffing value to specialist talent requirements for business clients.

Making HR Human Again

While being efficient and effective with clinical precision is awesome, a clinical and rather sterile work environment isn’t all that pleasant. Emphasising efficiency while still focusing on human beings is the way forward.

Building the Workforce of the Future

Things happen fast in today’s business world, and there is no forgiveness for those who come late or unprepared. Organisations need to start preparing to build their future-ready workforce today.

A comprehensive guide to all types of background checks

Background checks are a reliable means to verify information about prospective hires, and to arrive at a rounded assessment. Background checks mitigate the risks of a wrong hire.

Why run a background check? Why background checks are important?

The cost of a wrong hire can run into millions for any company. Here are the important things you need to know about background checks.

How long does a background check take?

Background screening is important for a proper hiring decision. Background verification includes several stages and requires skilled professionals to ensure genuine data accumulation.

All About Background Checks

Background checks are an integral part of the recruitment process to validate the new hire data in an organisation. With an array of background check tools available in the market, picking the one that best meets your needs is an arduous task. Veremark offers an innovative, cost-effective solution to all your background screening requirements.

Challenges in the Life of a Professional Services / Management Consulting Worker, & Veremark helps with Career Passport

A Day in the life of a Professional Services / Management Consulting worker - and what they face working with global demanding clients, moving between contracts, and verifying their career credentials with hiring & client businesses

Hiring & Onboarding Contract workers in Professional Services, Management Consulting, BPO & Software / IT Outsourcing Firms

Professional Services / Management Consulting / Software & IT Outsourcing / Business Process Outsourcing hiring trends & dynamics for specialist skilled and finite-contract workers

Global Hiring Trends in Financial & Professional Services Business

Global hiring trends in industry sectors such as Financial Services / FinTech & Professional Services / Management Consulting, with specialist skills required around the world

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Global Hiring Centres of Specialist skills Around the World

Global hiring centres of specialist skills around the world - cities / countries, and which priority sectors

The Importance of Candidate Experience

Importance Veremark places on candidate experience, to help all businesses hire better, in a hyper competitive world of change and growth.

Veremark: Matching the Needs of Banking Tech Innovation

Veremark is matching the needs of Banking Tech innovation, with its own development and launch of the very best technology, using security, blockchain, cloud, API integration and data analysis. Machine learning / AI

Banking & Financial Businesses need Partners with the right Culture

Banking & Financial businesses need partners with the right culture to deliver the very best in finding, checking and onboarding employees

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

How to Create a Fair and Transparent Recruitment Process in financially regulated businesses?

Hiring people is a vitally important function in financially regulated businesses. Progressive organisations approach their hiring decisions more as investing in people. Making informed hiring decisions is complicated because employers need to make their hiring decisions based on the limited information available. 

Customer-led innovation for background checking software, services, operations and culture from Veremark

Veremark continues to drive customer-led innovation in its software and services. We are always listening to what you need in your day-to-day work, and what your business prioritises in hiring and onboarding new talent. We also strive to help you to deliver the best candidate experience, which is hugely important when attracting people with the skills that your organisation requires.

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.

How to Improve Employee Security and Protect Your Business from Verification Fraud: A blog about how to get started in employee security and risks.

Background check companies authenticate the employee data for your business. But do you discern the verification frauds that may put the security of your employee base at risk? Veremark is an effective digital employee verification tool that can protect your business from verification fraud.

Compliant, Trusted and Secure: Veremark, the Ideal Screening and Hiring Partner for the Regulated Sector

With technology improving every day and the growing requirement for efficient hiring in diverse work environments globally, the need for effective, reliable credential verification has never been more critical.

How to Integrate Identity Verification into Your HR Risk Management Strategy

Hiring is a pivotal aspect of any business, more so in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sectors (BFSI) that are heavily regulated and prone to risks. Here is how you should ensure that identity verification and background checks are integrated into your HR risk management strategy.

Webinar Recap: 3 Ways Blockchain Will Transform HR

Recently we hosted a webinar with HR experts who are leading the way in blockchain. Here is a recap of the top takeaways in case you missed it.

4 Areas that Deserve HR Tech Investment in 2021

Recruiting and HR have been quick to respond to the demands of virtual recruiting and remote work. However, now it’s time to take the long view and that means building out your HR Tech stack to meet the demands of 2021 and beyond.

6 Questions to Ask Before Investing in HR Tech in 2021

You're probably reading this because you’ve won budget for a new piece of HR tech, congratulations! This is an exciting time and tech can truly transform your processes, but first you have to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

How to Get Started with the Latest HR Tech in 2021 in 3 Steps

To help you navigate this busy marketplace we’ve mapped-out a simple three-step process for selecting an HR Tech vendor so you can find the right fit who will help power your organisation’s unique needs.

Why candidate experience matters now more than ever

Candidate experience starts when the potential applicant becomes aware of your business and continues all the way through the hiring, background screening and onboarding process.

4 Tips to Create an Outstanding Candidate Experience

Poor candidate experience is more prevalent than you think. Ideal found that “only 32% of candidates rate their most recent job search experience as ‘very good.’” The good news is that the solutions are simple, and mainly include leveraging tech that you already have to create more efficient processes.

6 Crucial Areas for HR & TA to upskill in 2021

Who better to talk about these themes than HR Tech suppliers? After all, they work with thousands of HR and TA people everyday - giving them a macro view of what’s happening, with the data and system analytics to support this view. So we reached out to some of our partners, including Globalization Partners, JobAdder and Bullhorn to get their global perspective on how we can strategically upskill for the year ahead.:

The Expert Recommended HR and TA Podcasts for 2021

With podcasting becoming so popular so fast (even Prince Harry has one now), it may be hard to find the best ones for you. So we asked some of Veremark’s integration partners to share with us their favourite shows—the ones that made them laugh, rethink, and get inspired. Who better to talk about this than HR Tech suppliers? After all, they work with thousands of HR and TA people everyday. If that’s not the best way to get the inside scoop, then what is?! 

Sneak peek: What themes are shaping TA & HR in 2021?

Every industry has its defining moments, and for TA and HR that time has come. Veterans of the scene may harken back to the 90s when the arrival of ATS technology changed the way we recruit— however, 2021 is even more revolutionary. 

Background screening for Fintech: Everything you need to know

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Hiring for Fintech? Make sure you consider these 5 qualities...

Having worked with some of the world's leading Fintech recruiters (offering Fintech background screening for employment), we have collated this list of 5 talents, characteristics, and experiences essential to a good Fintech hire in 2021.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Conduct Background Check in 2022

A lack of thorough screening of potential employees might harm your company's bottom line. In addition, you can forget about performance delivery since they are just making things up about their job experience. A mis-hire can cost a company a fortune, accounting for not just the salaries, training, and, most importantly, opportunity costs since the right person couldn't have started in the first place. Here are five substantial reasons why every employer should perform a comprehensive background check on employees and applicants.

Recruitment Strategies to Attract Top Talent in 2022

The recruiting sector has changed dramatically over the previous decade. Some of these changes have been gradual, while others have occurred almost overnight. The primary changes happened due to technological developments, which transformed the hiring process. This upheaval shows no signs of abating, and the coming decade is expected to usher in new recruitment patterns. Businesses need to catch up to these trends to be remembered and preferred by candidates. To help you with that, we have identified five ways you can try to improve your recruitment strategy in 2022.

How to Automate your Recruitment Funnel

According to McKinsey Global Institute, over half of organisations have taken actions to automate business processes. Having a recruitment funnel is one thing, however, managing and scaling it well is another. Recruitment automation may be able to solve that problem. It refers to the category of technology that helps businesses automate the hiring process and reduce excessive tasks. Here are three reasons that you should invest in recruitment funnel automation.

What Do High Quality Candidates Look for in a New Employer

Job seekers choose a new job not because of the salary or job title but because of the employer’s brand and how the company works. A study by Korn Ferry shows 73 per cent of respondents said that doing a job that has meaning and purpose was the most important thing that made them happy at work. They are also more likely to choose companies that give them the chance to use all of their skills.

How to Identify Strong Candidates with Psychometric Assessments

Among all of the decisions that organizations have to make, hiring is the most important one. Decisions are often made based on methods and/or information that is mostly irrelevant and hard to measure. When recruiting, it's not a good idea to rely on just your gut instinct.

Getting Started with the Greenhouse Integration

An explanation of how to set up and start using Veremark on the Greenhouse ATS

Case Studies

Worley Case Study

Another satisfied customer of Veremark! We are thankful for the opportunity to interview Craig Brewer, Talent Acquisition Lead of Worley, on his experience with Veremark. Worley is a worldwide team of consultants, engineers, construction workers and data scientists all with one thing in common: to solve the complexity of the energy, chemicals, and resources sectors.

Lexer Case Study

Lexer helps some of the world’s most iconic brands and retailers transform into customer-centric businesses.

Schneider Electric Case Study

Schneider Electric is an energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. 

RGF Case Study

RGF is the global brand of Recruit Holdings, the world’s fourth largest HR and recruitment services company and the largest in Japan, generating over US$16 billion in annual net sales.

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