The worlds biggest building society chooses Security Watchdog

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The Requirement:

As the world’s largest building society, recognised as a major provider of ISA’s, current accounts, credit cards and loans to over 15 million members, the protection of their clients’ assets and interests is critical to their continued success.

The Project:

In 2010, this organisation identified the need for superior recruitment and screening processes, to mitigate the risks of financial loss and reputational damage caused by bad hires and non-compliance. Carrying out extended pre-employment background screening in a financially sensitive organisation requires flexibility, scalability and the scope to add additional checks to keep up with changing sector legislation and the dynamic internal corporate landscape.

The Outcome:

For the last 9 years, Security Watchdog has helped with the screening of nearly 17,000 employees, contributing to not only individual careers but also critical business decisions. The smooth checking of new and current employees was just the beginning, we have since added fitness checks, propriety due diligence checks for those in regulated roles, and much more.

Security Watchdog provides a high level of industry expertise and knowledge, which allows us to highlight risks as they arise as well as anticipate situations which might be threatening as the company and sector develops. Our support and consultancy services, based on our long experience in the industry, have helped safeguard this building society’s position as one of the most trustworthy financial institutions in the world.

This growing partnership continues to thrive and meet the evolving needs of the financial sector.

“The relationship really is a partnership, where through working together and learning from each other we have developed a service that meets our needs.

Security Watchdog’s expertise within the screening market have helped shape our pre-employment screening. They are consistently sharing market knowledge with us to allow us to make informed decisions on how we screen our candidates.”
Matthew Payne