Background Checks

All businesses should be carrying out background checks on new hires. Why? Because you carry the responsibility for ensuring that your employee has the right to work in the UK and that they have the qualifications and accreditation they claim.

Keeping your business healthy

Be confident in your employees

Conducting these checks in-house is laborious, time-consuming and can be expensive. That’s why our clients choose to take advantage of our background checks service – a simple, affordable way to ensure that you maintain your organisation’s standards, and reduce the risk of financial or reputational damage.

What do we look for?

We provide the precise background checks that you need for each individual you want to employ. So you can mix and match from our range of checks, allowing you to perform everything from a basic right-to-work check to a full range of academic, employment history and regulatory body checks.

We particularly work with those in regulated industries such as banking, insurance and utilities, and with public-facing organisations such as schools, colleges and universities, delivery companies and more.

Throughout the process, we work collaboratively with you and your candidate to make the process hassle-free and to help gather the information we need in order to make the checks.

We give you a clear list of the information we need, so that you are completely aware of the requirements, and we’re happy to talk you and your candidates through the process so that it becomes a positive, standard part of your recruitment process.

Our background checks include:

  • Credit check
  • ID verification, including Right to Work in the UK
  • Standard and enhanced DBS checks
  • Disclosure Scotland check
  • DVLA verification
  • Academic and professional qualification checks
  • Directorship history
  • Employment history, including employment gaps

Objective HR is Cyber Essentials compliant, so you and your candidates can be confident that all private information is always securely managed. We work with trusted partners to ensure all the necessary checks are carried out quickly and accurately, allowing you to make your employment offer without disrupting your recruitment process or your business.