Upcoming event

Rescreening - Mitigate risks during employment

Share this article

While the first background check is a great starting step to reduce hiring risk in today’s modern world - should it really just stop there?

The workforce of today are dynamic, and so too are the potential risks they may pose. From internal fraud, workplace violence or a criminal record gained during employment that may compromise an employee's position - the warning signs may already be there.

That’s where rescreening comes in. Typically, only thought of as an activity reserved within regulated sectors such as healthcare and financial services - Veremark are increasingly seeing this approach used as a best practice across all industry sectors to go beyond the initial check, and most importantly to protect an organizations' people, brand and reputation into the future.

Watch the recording of our latest interactive webinar with Veremark’s own Head of Sales, Jeremiah Chow and Head of Operations Samantha Foo as they cover the essentials of rescreening and all you should know - this includes:

  • The basics of rescreening and types of checks
  • The advantages to your organization
  • Insights into companies already doing rescreening
  • Frequent questions and answers and live Q&A opportunities

Samantha Foo

Head of Operations

Jeremiah Chow

Head of Sales


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.