What Should You Consider Screening?

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With so many choices of screening available and regulations to adhere to, it can be difficult to make sure you are screening everything you need. Our latest research discovered that more companies in EMEA are carrying out screening, doing so more often and in greater depth. But what exactly are they checking potential employees for?


84% criminal record checks, 84% reference checks, 78% identity checks, 75% education checks, 70% credit checks, 67% professional qualification checks, 27% social media checks

But it’s not just what to screen that is important, it’s when. More companies (36%) are now screening when an employee gets a promotion or has a role change, up from 29% just a year ago.

There are two key pressures that are causing these changes. Firstly, increased regulation in financial services is having a trickle effect across the supply chain and at all levels of recruitment. Secondly, scandals are only a mouse click or phone snap away, so imperfect customer service and business processes have absolutely nowhere to hide.

Our 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report is available to download for free now, find out more industry trends and challenges, as well as discovering what you should be focusing on in the year ahead.

To see the latest trends in the USA, see our regional report.


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