Why make pre-employment checks?
You’ve found the perfect candidate but before you make an unconditional offer to your latest recruit, let’s talk pre-employment checks…
Carrying out pre-employment checks is an important part of the recruitment process to help you confirm that a candidate is suitable and eligible for the job. There are some pre-employment checks which you’re required to make and some which you may choose to make for your own peace of mind or depending on the role! So why are these checks so important and which ones should you include?
The importance of pre-employment checks
With the cost of hiring a new employee running into many thousands of pounds, thorough pre-employment checks help to protect your business and safeguard the investment you’re about to make in a future employee. As a critical part of any recruitment process, pre-employment checks help you to:
Remain legally compliant by ensuring your employee has the Right to Work in the UK
Which checks should you make?
Some pre-employment checks are compulsory, such as checking evidence of Right to Work in the UK, and others are optional, including reference and qualification checks. You can make a conditional offer to your candidate, subject to the outcome of checks. The checks you choose may depend on the nature of the role but it’s essential that you make the same checks on all potential employees, whether they’re British or not. Also, make sure your checks don’t discriminate or discourage people from applying for the job.
We’re hosting a webinar at 11am on Thursday 5 December, in conjunction with our partners CIPHR. We’ll also be joined by Doug Beavis from Credence, the bespoke background screening company, as we explore this topic further. We’ll cover:
- The range of pre-employment checks you might make
- How to comply with current UK legislation
- How robust checks can protect your business
There’ll also be time for our experts to answer your questions in a Q&A.
You can register for the webinar here
Want to join our webinar?
Please join us for our free webinar at 11am on Thursday 5th December. Or register to receive a copy after the event!
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