Pre-Employment Background Checks: key card

Key Points

  • An employer may choose to undertake certain pre-employment checks:
    • Right to work in UK
    • Criminal checks
    • Health Checks
    • References
    • Credit Checks
    • Check Membership to a register (lawyers to Solicitors Regulatory Authority, Accountant to Chartered Institute, Financial Services Authority)
    • Check Qualifications
    • Social Media searches
    • Check no outstanding restrictions apply.
  • Employers must follow data protection rules when handling information on job applicants.
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