The British Airport Authority has stringent security procedures in place in order to keep airports, travellers and staff safe. Airports have had to increase their security measures due to the increased threat of terrorism posed by not being able to identify every person moving through an airport.
A recent survey has found that carrying out global background checks on candidates is becoming more common in businesses across the UK.
Background checking as a company in the global economy can be challenging. While pre-employment screening is common and legal in most countries, practices can vary from country to country based on cultural norms or government legislation.
Earlier this year, Security Watchdog teamed up with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) to create a document which would provide guidance to businesses on how to obtain criminal records disclosure in 64 countries across the world. The resulting report aims to assist both applicants seeking work in the UK, and companies looking to employ overseas candidates.