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Dangers of non-compliance when pre-employment screening

Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley | Marketing Assistant

Friday 19th Apr, 2024

It is no surprise to anyone that works in the recruitment industry that failing to conduct thorough pre-employment screening checks can be very costly to a business, not only in the financial sense, but also reputationally.

Screening checks are an important part of the hiring process as they help to ensure that you’re not taking any unnecessary employment risks, but they are often overlooked or poor levels of checks are completed. Below is a list of just some of the reasons why completing screening correctly is so important.

Large fines

All businesses within the UK are legally required to fulfil right to work checks on  employees. ­If it can be proven that a business didn’t complete right to work checks before hiring, they could be open to legal action. If you employ an illegal worker, you could face up to 5 years in jail and an unlimited fine.

Finding well matched talent

Usually an interview will reveal enough about a candidate to allow you to establish how honest they have been within their CV. However, without proper verification checks, the dishonest can slip through the cracks. This can lead to a candidate starting a job with fake credentials, struggling with what is expected of them, leading to poor performance in the role.

Company security

Neglecting to complete a background check can even affect the security of your company. Employees with criminal records could leave your business susceptible to risks such as petty theft, fraud or embezzlement; posing a massive financial risk to your company.

The question is, how do you avoid such consequences? Comprehensive screening checks ensure recruitment of competent employees, peace of mind knowing you’re fully compliant with government guidelines and a lower turnover of staff due to hiring the right talent, first time.

PayStream’s Candidate Screening service allows you to onboard your candidates quickly, efficiently but more importantly compliantly. Integrated ID and background checks, along with an onboarding journey which follows a simple and visual workflow, makes the process quick, simple and secure for both yourselves and your candidates. All documents are conveniently collected within a downloadable audit pack. With no tie in and no monthly fixed cost, you simply pay for the checks that you need.

PayStream's Candidate Screening Service

Onboard your candidates quickly, efficiently but more importantly compliantly. Saving you time, reducing your costs and minimising your risks, whilst ensuring you don’t miss out on talent. 

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