How To Win Hiring By Optimising Your Background Checking Process

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Hiring great talent when your business needs it has never been more challenging. 2021 data shows time to hire across all industries has increased to 35 days, by most accounts, it has gotten harder and slower since then.

To win the race for top talent, companies must align their offerings to the expectations of job seekers and hire at a faster pace than their competition by overhauling their traditional hiring practices. With speed, user experience and quality as the north star, forward-leaning recruitment teams are redesigning their operations, with a focus on leveraging modern technology solutions and processes.

Join Veremark and Talent Tech Solutions in our upcoming webinar and learn how HR and Talent Acquisition can seize the competitive advantage and hire great talent faster by optimising their recruiting processes and technology. We will also touch on:

  • How to analyse your recruiting process to identify bottlenecks and improvement opportunities
  • How to calculate the costs of slow hiring and justify new investment
  • Best practices and trends in deploying background checks as part of an optimised recruiting process
  • How can companies remain compliant and confident about candidate quality without a slow process or poor experience
  • How background checking technology can improve candidate experience

Scott Allan


Haidhar Miraji

Client Director
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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.

Transform your hiring process

Request a discovery session with one of our background screening experts today.