Employee Background Check UK

Employee Background Check UK

Employment background checks uk

Why a UK background check is a key part of the hiring process.



Employee background checks in the UK are very common. Pre employment screening of potential employees is critical. This is to ensure you have a full and accurate view of who you are hiring.

Employees are a major asset to your company. Good employees are worth their weight in gold. A dishonest employee can destroy a company reputation. They can upset other employees. They can also cause legal problems for you and your company.

An employee background check is a key part of the hiring process. It will help protect a company, its employees and its customers.

Vetting potential employees will make the recruitment process longer.  Out sourcing this task to Checkback will reduce this part of the recruitment process by 50%.

UK Background Check – what shows up?

  • 5 years of employment verification
  • 6 year credit check
  • Proof of ID & address
  • Proof of UK right to work.
  • A character reference
  • A valid SIA license or carrying out basic disclosure/ACPO
  • Coverage of any 31+ day employment gaps
  • International Criminal Record Check where relevant
  • Basic Disclosure ( Criminal record check )

Pre Employment Screening & Criminal Record Checks

Employee background checks may contain a criminal record check. You must have a good reason to run a criminal check on a potential employee. This UK Gov site will show you if you can run a full criminal record check as part of the vetting process.  if you can’t run a full criminal record check then you can ask the employee to run a Basic DBS check on themselves

Pre Employment Checks by Industrial Sector

A UK background check is required under the law for some types of jobs.

For example, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) requires a detailed FCA Check be performed. This ensures all staff meet the required standards. These standards cover honesty, integrity, reputation, competence, and capability.

If you are hiring staff to work in the restricted zone of a UK airport employee screening is needed to get an Airside Pass. Without meeting Airside Pass  requirements staff are not allowed in the restricted zone in an airport. It’s not hard to understand why employee background checks are really important for this industry.

Staff in the security industry are another example.  They are involved in protecting people, places or property.  Employers need to run an employee background check to comply with the BS7858 standard.

As an employer, it is your duty to ensure the staff you hire are allowed to work in the UK. This along with other things can be checked as part of pre employment screening process. Not to do so could result in a fine of £20,000.

Do you need to talk to an Expert today about your UK background checks of candidates?  Please fill in the “Request  A Callback” form you see on this page. We will call you at a time that suits you.

UK Background Checks & GDPR

Pre Employment Screening results in the collection of lots of Employee Data

New GDPR rules set out the responsibility of the employer in relation to how they store employee data. GDPR is an EU initiative to update the data protection landscape. To make it work in today’s digital age. Even though we are leaving the EU we still need to comply with GDPR.  The UK government have stated that the UK Data Protection Bill will indeed become law on 25th May 2018. This will mirror the EU GDPR

As a UK Employer, you will need to

1. Have a good reason to collect information on a potential employee. You can’t collect information because you may need information for some unknown reason in the future.
2. Consent must be given for data to be collected. You must tell the candidate what you are doing. You need their permission. Do not assume consent.
3. This data must be stored so an employee can have access to the data if required.
4. Finally, data must be stored securely. If there is a data breach then steps must be taken to ensure it can’t happen again.

Choose Checkback Intl as your Pre Employment Screening partner

Running employee background checks is not an easy task. It takes time. You have legal obligations you need to meet. Checkback International is one of the UK best employee background check companies.  That is why so many companies in the UK outsource their employee background checks to us.

We have the experience, expertise and the team to provide UK companies with the fastest, most accurate employment background checks. We also offer greatr value for money.

Online UK Pre Employment Screening

Checkback’s Vetting Solutions Centre (VSC) makes this whole process as easy as possible for companies. Working with our clients, we developed customised application forms. These forms are completed by the candidate. Next, the client forwards them to their account manager for review and screening. This process may take a few days.  The average time taken to complete is between 2-5 days.

We enable the applicants to complete Checkback forms online from anywhere using the Checkback website. This makes the process much simpler and faster.

Once we have completed our work, the client receives a full, comprehensive and confidential report. Additionally, Checkback’s website provides our clients with real-time online access to all screenings that Checkback researchers carry out on their behalf.

Fully secure, this online portal allows clients to login to the Checkback website to manage and monitor all ongoing employee screening work in real-time. You can also access necessary application forms any time these forms are needed.

Employee background checks offered by Checkback Intl.

1. Airside Id Pass
2. BS7858 security vetting
3. Financial probity checks
4. International criminal record checks
5. Airport Know Consignor
6. PCI vetting
7. UK Disclosure & Disbarring Service ( DBS )
8. FCA check
9. International sanctions check
10. Screening of contractors, temporary and permanent staff
11. BPSS Clearance

Checkback International offers the best background check service in the UK. We can help you vet 1 or many candidates. Our screening services will reduce this part of your recruitment process by 50%

When it comes to background check costs, accuracy or speed of delivery I am sure you will be pleased with our service.  Please feel free to visit our testimonial page to view what some of our happy customers have to say.

If you have any questions about background checks for your employees you can email joey.lyons@checkback.co.uk or call 0144 281 6333 or fill out the Request a Callback Request form on the right of this page.