The Need for Periodically Screening and Re-Screening Your Existing Employees with Background Checks

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For a positive future of work, it is important that all organisations ensure that every employee is privately and professionally positive in their life behaviour, both now and over the months and years ahead. If an existing employee commits a criminal offence, it can significantly and negatively impact their organisation. Hence, it's crucial today to perform ongoing periodic checks throughout their employment.

Companies need to be more alert about this during their hiring process. Candidates must be screened thoroughly, and all information related to their backgrounds, professional experience, and educational qualifications must be verified. Failure to do so can cost the hiring company months in lost productivity, thousands of dollars in salary and hiring costs, and may damage the company's culture, brand, and reputation.

Employee screening is the practice of investigating talent for any misconduct or changes in their circumstances. On one hand, this may be considered invasive; however, it may also be prioritised as an important part of the ongoing health of the workforce checking and verification process. Employee screening is something that, first and foremost, any employer needs to do. A business needs to plan justified ongoing screening of its employees in order to mitigate and minimise risk.

In this report, we discuss:

- How widespread is employee screening?

- How does talent screening during the course of employment work?

- Criminal record checks

- Ensure the greater safety of your business after hiring a new employee

- Can Employers Re-screen Employees?

- What employers should follow while conducting checks during the course of employment

- How to conduct ongoing background rescreening?

- What may an employer expect to find when a check is done during employment?

- Consent regarding the continuous screening of employees

- Employers are increasingly running social media check

- Reduction in time required for employee screening

- Veremark candidate & employee screening

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What background check do I need?

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

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

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

How long do background checks take?

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

Can you do a background check online?

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

What are the benefits of a background check?

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

What does a background check show?

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

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