Category: News

How to get your 5-year employment history

Have you been asked by a prospective employer for your five-year employment history? Do you need to respond to a pre-employment screening question regarding your former employers? Sometimes it is difficult to remember the exact dates of your former employment especially if you have moved around a bit as many people did during COVID. But…
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Police vetting scandal – is there anything we can learn?

On the 2nd of November 2022 His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a damning report on the state of UK policing in their report into vetting, misconduct, and misogyny in the police service. The report doesn’t make pretty reading and we should remember that the consequence of many of…
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Schrems II – what does it mean for you?

If there is one thing that we can say for certain in the world of data protection it is that it is an ever-changing landscape and the recent Schrems II decision just goes to prove the rule. Austrian lawyer Max Schrems has long been an advocate of citizens’ rights when it comes to data protection…
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IDVT Checkback to become IDSP

COVID right to work checks extended

The UK Home office has made the welcome announcement that the adjustments to Right to Work checking will now continue until 30th September 2022. This means that employers doing employee background checks  were going to be forced to go back to a physical check of identity documents will now be able to continue using the…
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Changes to right to work April 2022

Right to work and biometrics – the new rules

There are new rules coming into force for employers regarding the right to work scheme and it is important that you apply them. From April 6th 2022, there are changes to Right to Work (RTW) for all UK employers and failure to follow these could result in a breach. In this post, we are looking…
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BSI Certifcate of Registration

Checkback Interntional have been assessed by BSI against international recognised standards showing our commitment to quality, reliability and continual improvement. We hold certificate number:  FS 726564 and operate a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for the following scope: The provision of screening and vetting services. Download our BSI certificate…
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COVID and Brexit mean more job vacancies

UK Jobs market tightens as COVID recovery gathers pace

As the UK emerges from a series of COVID lockdowns, it has been surprising to see that the predicted rise in unemployment hasn’t yet appeared. Contrary to many analysts’ predictions, employers are now reporting skills shortages with difficulties recruiting and retaining good quality staff. So what can employers do if they need to expand their…
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bs7858 vetting

BS7858 Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment

BS7858 Security Vetting BS7858 is the UK standard for vetting of people employed in the security sector. It is set by the British Standards Institution. It was recently updated in 2019. In the UK over the past 10 years there has been much movement in the area of background checks .BS7858 screening is being introduced to ensure…
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Airside pass

Airside pass – what qualifications will disqualify me?

Contractors and employees that work at an airport will need an Airside Pass.  To undergo a series of security checks to test their suitability. For those wishing to work in areas where they have the opportunity to come into contact with aircraft there will be even more stringent check that need to be undergone. People…
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What is an airside pass?

What is an AirSide Pass If you are in the Airline industry, or if you are planning to apply then you will probably come across the term Airside Pass but what is an airside pass and how do you go about getting one? More so than most walks of life, airports have had to incrementally…
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