Background checks for employment generally focus on an individual’s history to determine their suitability for a job. It allows the hiring manager to learn about any less than desirable information that many candidates won’t share on their resumes. Someone with a criminal background may not be appropriate for a security officer position. If someone has had issues with substance abuse, they may not be able to work in a hospital with accessibility to drugs and medication. Certain kinds of information can only be found with a background check.
Employers want to hire people that they consider responsible and trustworthy. Therefore, it is important to find the right candidate with the qualifications and integrity to do the job, but in today’s hiring climate it’s impossible to accept clients at face value. Determining whether someone is an asset or a risk to your company or to the safety of your employees is extremely important. Just one unscrupulous person can damage both your reputation and brand, sending any good business into potential bankruptcy.
Equally, there could be several applicants with outstanding qualifications to do a job, so it can be difficult to determine which one sticks out. At the basic level, the background check is to determine if the information provided by the applicant is true and accurate. It also helps paint a picture of the applicant beyond what is on paper or discovered in a short interview.
However, this has to be measured with respect for the privacy of each individual candidate as well as staying compliant with relevant laws. There are many local and national laws in place to protect the privacy of people who are looking for jobs. At Baxford, our investigators are both thorough and discrete when performing pre-employment checks and will always ensure that they align with both the job profile and local laws.
We can provide background checks for employment by all kinds of organisations for all kinds of jobs, but we always begin with the same pre-employment checks; reviewing the resume, cover letter, and references provided to you by the candidate. It’s important to remember that nearly 56% of people are likely to inflate their resume to make it stand out. As a result, we review this information with a healthy amount of scepticism.
Essentially, we are then screening to verify any criminal history, qualifications, and I.D. or Right to Work permits. We also look at credit history, driving licence, employment history, education check, adverse media, social media and Directorship checks.
So finally, why choose us? We research information ourselves and verify it from a range of sources to maintain the highest levels of accuracy. When you choose Baxford, you are guaranteed professionalism, honesty and a dedication to getting the results you need. We are GDPR compliant, have a fast turnaround, but also offer an excellent client experience. To find out how Baxford can help you and your business and for a no-obligation discussion contact 020 8255 1010 or request a call back by e-mail.