Motor Vehicle Licence Checks reveal the date and licence category your Candidates have obtained and identifies additional qualifications such as the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC).
Periodic licence status checks identify any adverse events in your employee’s driving status since entering your employment. This enables you to intermittently track your employee’s licence status and protects your business from unfit drivers.
For positions where driving constitutes a large portion of the employee’s remit, or if an employee will be making use of your company car, they will be required to complete a DV20 form.
When our Screening Experts receive the completed form, our streamlined tracking system will automatically submit a request for confirmation of the individual’s driving licence status using data from the completed form. Our experienced Screening Executives will retrieve the information and will report any adverse information that appears against your risk-matrix.
Using the same form, our Experts can periodically repeat the check. The usual periodic repeat check is every three years. If any adverse events on your employee’s driving status have taken place during this period, we will report this directly to your HR or management team.
Periodically monitoring the driving licence status of your employees ensures that only fit and proper persons may operate your commercial or company vehicles.
A Business Case for DVLA Checks
A National Logistics client distributes cargo from south-coast ports to across the UK. As overnight longdistance haulage is a popular service, having a loyal, trustworthy workforce is an essential pre-requisite for the client.
In January 2012, one employee returned from annual leave and was ready to start his job. However, the annual driving licence status check conducted by his employer revealed that he had been suspended from driving pending court appearance to face charges of attempting to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Having not disclosed this to his employer, the driver (and employer) could have been in breach of the law by allowing him to operate a vehicle while suspended. However, the Annual check identified the threat, and the driver was suspended from work without pay.
By implementing annual checks on all their drivers, the client successfully mitigated the associated risk and protected their staff and reputation.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Security Watchdog DVLA Checks, get in touch for a consultation with an industry-leading screening expert.
The UK and International Directorship Check will identify any past, present or disqualified Directorships or Secretaryships held by your Candidates.
The check will reveal any disclosed or undisclosed Directorships the Candidate holds or has held historically, as well as identifying if the Candidate has previously been disqualified from acting as a Director.
Directorship Checks do not require any specialist information in order to be carried out via our verification online tracker system (VOLT).
The information provided by the Candidate is thoroughly referenced by our CLOs against multiple online databases. Our experts in the Screening Bureau can liaise directly with necessary registers such as Companies House to identify any current or historical Directorships or Secretaryships held by your Candidates.
We have the capability to perform International Directorship Checks for instances where Directorships were held outside the UK and this can be discussed on a per-candidate basis.
Our online Candidate tracking system will store any information held on a Candidate and we will report this directly to you with any clarifying information needed.
The Directorship Check reduces the risk of engaging an employee with conflicting interests in the company and demonstrates corporate responsibility.
A Business Case for Directorship Checks
When a multinational Client opted to develop an in-house Marketing & Communications department in 2009 instead of outsourcing to an agency, they required a new Director of Communications with substantial experience in the field.
After an extensive recruitment process the candidate who was offered the position was an extremely experienced individual who had a strong background in industry leading agencies. Naturally the offer was subject to a series of background checks. The Directorship Check revealed that the individual was still an acting Director of a previous agency where he worked 2 years previously, which in itself presented a direct conflict of interest. Subsequently, the reference from his most recent employer indicated that he had been dismissed for gross misconduct for sharing client information with his former company.
We alerted the Client of this information, who decided that the Candidate was clearly not suitable and did not possess the levels of integrity required for such a position. The Client is now satisfied with their new department and the Director of Marketing & Communications was later promoted to Group Commercial Director.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Security Watchdog Directorship Checks, get in touch for a consultation with an industry-leading screening expert.
The Advisory Bureau offers a tailored half day, in-house training package for Human Resources and Recruitment teams aimed at ensuring best practice in identity verification and prevention of illegal working in the UK.
The package ensures thorough understanding of Statutory Excuse under the Asylum, Immigration & Nationality Act 2006, requirements of the Points Based System, relevant visa documentation and provides delegates the ability to identify potentially fraudulent documents being presented.
An industry-leading subject matter expert from our Advisory Bureau will come to your offices for a half-day training workshop. We will use our 20+ years of experience to ensure all those in the training session are confident in their understanding of the rules surrounding the hiring of migrant workers, the importance of achieving Statutory Excuse and that they have the ability to ascertain if the documents presented to them are fraudulent.
The training workshop is suited to up to ten HR or Resourcing personnel and Managers and our Advisory Expert will provide industry leading training on the practical implications of best practice identity and eligibility to work checks, dispel the ambiguity surrounding complex scenarios, use real-time scenarios to explain concepts and leave delegates empowered with the knowledge and confidence to apply increased rigour to their checking process.
After the training day is complete, our highly-experienced Advisors will be available to provide remote training and advice, and we guarantee a detailed response to any query within one working day through Remote Advisory Services.
A Business Case for Immigration and Identity Fraud training
If you are interested in finding out more about the Security Watchdog Immigration and Identity Fraud Workshop, get in touch for a consultation with an industry-leading subject matter experts.
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