We are proud to offer the largest and most extensive pre-employment solution package available to employers. The Executive Screening Package offers every aspect of pre-employment screening as a single bespoke solution, suitable for Executive and Directorial positions or secure industries.
The package ensures the highest level of responsibility when making your organisation’s most important appointments.
Before taking an Executive or Directorial position within a new organisation, it is imperative that the individual is thoroughly vetted against the highest possible standards.
A national Legal Services provider headhunted a Director of Human Resources position via an executive recruitment website in 2010. However, despite one candidate passing a Directorship check, further investigation into the performance of the company demonstrated that despite truthfully claiming to be a ‘national HR advisory consultant’, the company only had three small clients and the Candidate did not have the experience necessary for the role.
Our Client is now satisfied with their appointment, and the Director of Human Resources was later developed into a Director of Operations role.
A Curriculum Vitae (CV) Check compares the information provided by the Candidate on their CV with information they provide on their screening verification form and our pre-employment screening check results.
Comparing the data sets quickly identifies those Candidates who knowingly provide you with false, exaggerated or fraudulent information during the application process to obtain the vital job offer.
When a Candidate applies for a position within your organisation, you are likely to receive their CV as part of the application process. Our expert team of Screening Executives will obtain a copy of the Candidate’s CV from you and will compare its contents with both independent third-party sources and the Candidate’s online form. The contents of both the CV and declaration form are compared directly with independent sources, including educational establishments, places of employment and any membership or governing bodies.
We will look for any anomalies between the three sources of information and report these directly to you. This will assist in making better hiring decisions based on the truthfulness of the information provided by the Candidate’s CV.
Research from a leading UK Employment Advertising Organisation from 2011 suggests that over half of Candidates have misrepresentations on their CVs, with many Candidates when questioned stating competition for employment as the justification for providing false or exaggerated claims.
This covers all areas of misleading information from exaggerated salaries, roles & responsibilities to declaring false reasons for leaving a previous position and stating fraudulent degree grades or incorrect subject areas.
94% of Clients who utilise our CV checking service have received Candidate applications which contain either false or misleading information. We ensure all our Clients are alerted to every instance of fraudulent CV information to assist them in hiring decent, honest Candidates and create a trustworthy workforce.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Security Watchdog CV Check, get in touch for a consultation with an industry-leading employment screening expert.
When roles require specific qualifications, checking a Candidate’s memberships, licences and certifications ensures the information provided by the Candidate is accurate and informs you of their expertise and suitability for a role within your company.
This protects you in your hiring decisions by validating the expertise of your Candidates, allowing you to hand-pick the ideal people to help develop and enhance your business.
Candidates will usually provide information regarding professional qualifications, memberships or licences to their new employer via their CV. These may include post-graduate qualifications and memberships to professional bodies, such as Chartered Institutes or Professional Associations. The check also accounts for professional licences which may be essential prior to employment, such as the General Medical Council (GMC) register or Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Our expert team of Screening Executives will liaise directly with the Candidate’s awarding body or institution to verify the integrity of the information the Candidate has provided. We can verify all professional memberships, qualifications and licences both in the UK and internationally, depending on your requirements and the Candidate’s stated attainment.
We report any discrepancies between the information provided by the awarding body or institution and the Candidate’s CV to your HR or recruitment function in order to support your hiring decision
When hiring into senior positions, it can give Candidates an advantage to have additional qualifications on top of University degrees. In 2006, a national media technology company sought to hire into a senior HR position and received many suitable Candidates.
The Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD) qualifications are particularly useful when developing in HR and one Candidate stated an Advanced CIPD diploma on their CV. Unfortunately, verification from the CIPD revealed that the Candidate had only applied, but not completed the Foundation Award and had therefore stated false information on their application.
The Client was informed of this, and hired a more suitable and experienced candidate who is now performing well in an Associate Director of Human Resources role.
“We need have a very strict background checking policy due to the nature of our business. The Security Watchdog takes every precaution when checking our employees before they start work and the reporting system is second to none!”
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Fraud costs the UK economy roughly £38bn every year, with up to £21bn coming from the Public Sector