Selecting a potential employee can be a risky affair; how do you know they are who they say they are? Or that they have the qualifications they say they do? Blackhawk can conduct employment screenings to help you determine the right candidate for your company. After all, hiring the wrong person could result in fraud, and as a business owner you should do everything you can to prevent this.
Employment investigations: using available information
Many countries have Data Protection Acts that work to protect the employment history of a potential candidate. Breaching these acts is also considered a breach of human rights, and however frustrating this may seem it can limit the information you can legally discover about an individual.
The availability of certain information differs from country to country. Official criminal records, for example, can only be requested by the candidate themselves. In the same way, litigation checks are also not publicly available in every country. All of these legal hurdles can make it difficult to find genuine information about an individual, but Blackhawk can help!
What does our background screening service include?
Blackhawk provides a comprehensive service that aims to create a bigger picture of the background of a potential employee. We use publicly available information to conduct our own private investigations, which ultimately allow us to provide you with a better insight into how suitable a candidate is.
Our services include:
- Verifying educational qualifications
- Verifying previous employment
- Checking for a criminal record
- Reviewing social media and internet activity
- Litigation checks
- Identifying any political ‘red flags’
- Analysing potential corporate affiliations
By using our services, you can concentrate on running your business and leave the investigating to us, thereby saving you time and money. We pride ourselves on having over 15 years of experience. This means that we know how to best find the necessary information, whether that be through identifying hidden or deleted computer files, or by reviewing specific internet searches. Once this information has been discovered and analysed we can prepare and present the evidence in a way that is easy to understand. We can also present this evidence in a legally acceptable format should you need to use the evidence in a court of law.
Trust Blackhawk to help you make the right choice
Once we have conduced our thorough background check on your potential employees, we will be able to provide with you with an in-depth report of our findings. With this information you can then decide whether or not the candidate is the right fit for you and your business.
Using our employment investigation services can help you to prevent the worst from occurring at your company, such as fraud, theft, whistle-blowing, bribery or employment disputes. Investing in due diligence is a useful way of ensuring that your business is protected from the potential negative impact a new employee could bring to the table.
To find out how you can benefit from our background screening service, call us today on 020 7788 8983.