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Employee Background Check Services for Australia and New Zealand Companies

Background checks are becoming a significant consideration for many companies in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Every check verifies that a candidate is qualified for the position and there are a variety of checks available depending on the role and industry, including academic achievement, employment history, criminal record, and identity checks, as part of companies pre-employment screening programme.

Carrying out a background check in-house or manually in Australia and New Zealand can be a complicated and lengthy process, but with Veremark's automated platform this can be achieved quicker, with less risk and is next to no work for your team.

Claim your Complimentary Background Check to start experiencing the benefits of carrying out your vital pre-employment checks using Veremark’s innovative and straightforward platform.

Top 5 Most Commonly Requested Checks and Highest Discrepancy Rates in Australia And New Zealand

According to Veremark's Annual Report 2022 (State of Hiring and Background Checks Discrepancies), the top five most commonly requested checks are:

  1. National ID Check - 18.49%
  2. Global Sanctions Check - 18.42%
  3. Academic Achievement - 15.60%
  4. Employment Check - 13.35%
  5. Criminal Record Check - 12.39%

Transform your hiring and screening process with insights from Veremark’s discrepancy report. We’ve revealed what the top 5 checks are, but what are the top 5 discrepancies? Download our report to find out!

Complying with Australian Regulatory Requirements

Australian institutions including ASIC, APRA, and AUSTRAC (AML) regulate a number of Australian businesses, and background checks are required for license applications and due diligence procedures. Similar compliance standards are enforced in other industries as well, including the health and aged care sector, where certain roles require National Police History Checks, and the ASX corporate governance principles, which state that directors of listed entities must undergo an adequate background check prior to appointment. Veremark is currently helping a number of Australian clients fulfill their regulatory requirements in order to stay in compliance and reduce risk of litigation.

Who can Conduct Background Checks in Australia and New Zealand?

Background checks can be conducted by the police, government agencies, and private companies. A lot of background checks are conducted by third party private companies like Veramark for a variety of purposes, including recruitment, vetting and checking for criminal records. Veremark is a leading provider of local and global background checks, offering 100% digital, 100% accurate checks for new and current staff members in all industries and sectors.

Fill out the form above to claim your Complimentary Background Check and experience the benefits of carrying out your vital pre-employment checks using Veremark’s innovative and straightforward platform. Whether you're hiring one candidate or many, ensure safe hiring with employment checks that are fast, accurate, secure, and scalable. Every time.

Law and Government Rules on Employee Background Checks in Australia

Background checks are frequently conducted on prospective workers by Australian businesses and organizations. When firms operate in a hybrid or work from home setting, this becomes even more crucial. Finding the appropriate match for an employee is crucial, and performing pre-employment checks may help with that. There isn't a general guideline for employment background checks that all companies in Australia must follow. Depending on the sector you work in, such as those that directly interact with children, such daycare facilities and schools, there can be legal obligations to investigate a potential employee's criminal background. However, for the majority of firms, whether it is legal to request a police check and utilize such information in the choice to recruit someone with a criminal record depends on whether the information about the criminal record is pertinent to the essential qualifications of the position.

Recruiting Around the World

When recruiting across the world, it is important to understand the increasing needs for your sector. With the need for both local regulatory compliance and how a move to a more variable cost based contracting workforce will still mean mandatory checks concerning experience, skills, education, and integrity – particularly when both permanent and temporary workers are representing your precious brand reputation and impacting the pulse of your culture. 

There are many variances across countries and regions, which are influenced by local laws, culture, migratory trends and other regional dynamics. It is important to have a global and local (glocal!) approach to hiring and background checking in order to be aware of the possibilities for discrepancies in background checking in your sector, and for a particular country. New innovations like the Veremark Screening Platform have been introduced to help businesses and candidates around the world to build stronger trust between one another.

Veremark Insightful Reports Which are Shareable Via Link or Pdf

● Tired of complex and detailed employment check reports? Get our collated and straightforward reports instead.

● Get background screening reports that give you the info you need at a glance - in a shareable link or pdf format.

● Our reports can be used during the recruitment process and revised throughout employment to ensure that checks are always up to date and relevant to an employee’s role.

● Protected by blockchain, Veremark’s Career Passport can also be transferred between employers by candidates throughout their career, offering secure and accurate information for new and existing employers.

Veremark Integrates Directly into Your Hiring Workflow

● Our open API connects with your ATS or CRM  for smooth communication between platforms

● Order low-cost background checks and manage your check requests from within your existing system

● Check results are returned to your existing ATS or CRM and can be compiled with previous candidate history

● Our platform is completely free, there is no cost or set up fee to get connected. Veremark also offer an employment background check free trial.

The benefits of Veremark background checks

Fast turnaround times


A clean and simple digital experience with automated follow-ups provides a straightforward background screening solution to help employers define, understand and manage hiring risks.
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Fully customisable and reliable background screening that can be tailored to any industry and role.  Manage your employment background checks with ease using our configurable platform. 
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No long contracts

Nothing about the Veremark platform is traditional, so why should our pricing be?  Instead, we offer background checks for employment on a pay-as-you-go basis. So you can request one check, or thousands. Either way, you're not locked in.​
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Dedicated Care

It's in how we design our product. And how we deliver our service​... Customer experience sits at the core of everything we do. Our global support team is at your beck and call to keep your company safe using our employee checking service. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.
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Wide variety of checks

Choose from a comprehensive selection of online background checks for employment which can be used by all industries and sectors. This includes automated reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment and so many more.
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Automated Platform

Our digital employee screening service provides real-time updates, integrates directly into your ATS or CRM and notifies you on the status of your checks, so you can stay informed and accelerate your time to hire.

Background Check FAQ's

What background check do I need?
This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.
Why should employers check the background of potential employees?
Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.
How long do background checks take?
Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.
Can you do a background check online?
All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.
What are the benefits of a background check?
In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.
What does a background check show?
Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.

Automated Screening. Safer Hiring. Trusted Service.