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Employment screening and background checks

We administer over 350,000 background checks per year thanks to our expert team of screening executives. We are committed to best practice EMEA and international pre-employment screening techniques. We have an unrivalled range of screening solutions, offering employment checks of every kind, in any combination for our clients in the UK and abroad. Our VOLT and eBulkPlus systems harness world-class technology to minimise the time, complexity and risk associated with employment screening.

Protect Your Organisation - Perform Background Screening

Protect your staff and stakeholders from unnecessary risk and create a positive candidate experience

These days when you offer a candidate a position with your organisation you just don't know who you are inviting into your workplace unless you conduct thorough pre-employment screening. 

With unrivalled knowledge and experience, we provide subject matter expertise to hundreds of local, EMEA regional and global organisations, including many FTSE 100 companies.

Candidate experience

We ensure that all your candidates go through the same transparent employment screening process, with clear lines of communication and a dedicated team of experts available to help guide the candidate through the screening experience.

Our secure data protection policies are adhered to throughout our operations and all our systems are built and tested to the highest standards of information security policy, so you can be confident that your candidate's data is in the safest hands when completing the necessary background checks.

Bespoke screening packages

Our service offering gives you a full range of screening solutions to choose from. We make recommendations based on your industry and operations and tailor our service package to the needs of each of our clients as unique organisations which reduces overall costs without sacrificing performance.

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Expert screening teams

We have a loyal, motivated and proactive workforce that is focused on customer and candidate experience and ensuring that all clients' expectations are exceeded.

Our operational team is based in both Alton and Sheffield offices and have been trained in pre-employment screening techniques to the highest standard. Our operation rigorously adheres to the highest operational procedure standards and best practice compliance policies, which we share with our clients, to ensure consistency and proactivity in our service.

Timely and accurate

Above all else, we understand the tight timelines required to on-board new recruits. Our employment screening operation works to pre-agreed turnaround times, and to support these we have established a series of 'workarounds' – expert background screening methodologies used when standard referencing, for reasons outside our control, are not available.

Our background as auditors allows no compromise on quality.


Once we’ve helped you to decide what employment screening package or individual background check best suits your business, you will need expert guidance to integrate employment screening into your recruitment workflow.

That’s where our experienced implementation team comes in. As pre-employment checking process experts they will review your current procedures with you and supply the necessary hard and soft copy documentation and training to ensure that the background screening contract starts on a robust footing.

Implementation over an agreed period guarantees that both parties are aware of their roles and responsibilities, are working to an agreed risk matrix and have clear processes in place.

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“You want to give every potential employee a fair chance, but at the same time you don’t want to put current employees, company data or assets at risk by taking someone on who could commit fraud. The Security Watchdog makes sure all our new employees have been financially responsible before joining our team.”


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