Frequently Asked Questions
Employment Background Screening is a process that includes the review, verification and validation of aspects of an individual’s integrity. It can be conducted during and after the hiring process. Depending on when it is initiated, Employment Background Screening can be divided into two processes: Pre-Employment Screening and Monitoring.
Pre-Employment Screening : a background screening process, which is conducted during the recruitment process and before candidates commence work.
Monitoring : a background screening process conducted over a certain period of time to monitor and prevent potential risks as well as maintain a safe and profitable work environment for employees (i.e. semester-basis, annual-basis).
Having your candidates screened before onboarding (Pre-Employment Screening) not only protects your company from undesirable consequences of bad hires but also saves you cost as hiring and recruitment are often time-consuming and costly for a company. Pre-employment Screening minimizes the risk of hiring candidates with integrity issues. This also prevents such candidates from engaging with your company and negatively influencing your employees. Pre-employment Screening protects your reputation from potential negative publicity. It is a small investment that can make a huge difference in the long-term.
After a candidate passes the recruitment process and starts working for your company, issues may arise regarding his/her integrity and professionalism caused by many factors, both internal and external. This is where Monitoring is deemed necessary. We will monitor aspects that tend to have dynamic changes in an individual’s life (criminal records, social media, credit activity, and other reputational issues) and report them to you on a regular basis. The monitoring process is the solution to ensure that your employees’ integrity never go unchecked.
During the recruitment process or after the candidate starts working for you. You will gain maximum benefits from Employment Background Screening when it is conducted in both phases.
Employment Background Screening is conducted through various methods and approaches (discreet or overt). Integrity combines the expertise and experience of our inhouse screeners and field screeners to deliver the best and timely results for you.
The documents required may vary depending on the check chosen, but some documents that have become general standards in Employment Background Screening include ID card, CV and education diploma.
Many industries have implemented Employment Background Screening for a long time. Our clients come from a wide range of industries such as banking, insurance, finance, oil & gas, manufacturing, visa services, service industries, NGOs as well as headhunter businesses.