Pre-employment checks are an extremely important part of the recruitment process as it is unfortunately all too common for companies to unwittingly employ dishonest employees and even thieves.
This can lead to ongoing financial loss unless the crime is discovered, the problem of dismissal (and the threat of an Industrial Tribunal) and the subsequent costs involved in re-appointing someone. These risks can be dramatically reduced by carrying out pre-employment checks in addition to taking up references.
These can confirm an individual's full name, date of birth, address, qualifications as well as current and previous employment. Furthermore, details such as outstanding county court judgments, bankruptcy, marital status and company directorships can be verified.