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Frequently Asked Questions
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Questions about screening – for employers
What is screening?
Screening is a reliable method to assess whether your (potential) employees have the integrity and qualifications necessary for a certain function. The checks to be conducted are determined based on the function to be fulfilled by the (new) employee. The process takes place after authorization from the employee or applicant. Examples of checks conducted often are: CV-check, ID-check, Reference-Check, and Diploma-check.
What is pre-employment screening?
With pre-employment screening, you assess whether your future employee meets the necessary qualifications for his/her new function. We do this via means of checks that are necessary for certain functions, from automated ID-checks to phone contact with past employers.
What is in-employment screening?
This is the term used to refer to screening of current employees. This is a one-time or routine check that ensures the integrity and quality within your organization. This screening is conducted in situations such as internal job changes, organizational changes or increasing laws and regulations.
How does screening work?
What is an example of a screening?
When it comes to screening, some functions require more in-depth research than others. The higher the level of the position, the higher the risk, and therefore the more thorough the screening process. For example, an employee holding a mid-risk position in the Consumer Services sector will require:
- ID Check;
- Criminal Record Check
- Diploma Check;
- Work Reference-Check;
- Integrity Statement;
What does the end report look like?
The report consists of six pages, where only factual information is presented. On the first page of the report (see right), an overview of the screening is presented. The following five pages present detailed information regarding each of the checks. For more information about our reports, contact us here.
Why is screening important?
Several organizations conduct screenings to assess the reliability and qualification of their (potential) employees. Hereby they limit risks pertaining to corporate image or finances. Additionally, certain positions and industries – such as Healthcare and Finance – have screenings as a mandatory practice.
What is the cost of a screening?
That depends on the type of screening. In our dashboard you can find all the different types of checks and their corresponding prices. To see this, you can create a free account.
You only pay per check conducted. We call this “Pay-as-you-Go”, so no subscriptions or packages. By doing so, you avoid additional costs and conducting screenings that are not necessary for a certain function.
How long does a screening take?
That depends on the complexity of the research. Some screenings are automated, and thus results are delivered quickly. But it is also possible that the research requires us to reach out to previous employers, for example, via phone. In that case, the process takes a bit longer. On average, screenings take between 2-5 working days.
How do I go about screening?
If you start screening, it is important that the employee being screened is well-informed. During pre-employment screenings, you inform them in the job description so that potential employees know what to expect during the selection procedure. In the case of in-employment screening, it is important the employee knows why this process is necessary.
What information can I have examined?
In compliance with the GDPR, there must be a legitimate reason for conducting a screening. It is therefore important that you as an employer do not ask for more information than necessary for the function within your organization, or the sector you operate in. Therefore, you map out the risks involved in certain functions and determine the necessary checks.
How do you handle the privacy of my employees?
We take your privacy very seriously. Therefore, we handle your information with the same security level as banks and governmental bodies. We only ask you for the information necessary for a certain function assessment, and we retain it for as short as possible, until the screening process is finished. After a maximum of 60 days, the information is automatically deleted from our database.
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The resources provided here are for educational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have questions regarding your background check or a particular record we advise you consult legal counsel.