Experian offers essential services within their Background Checking business to help companies remain complaint with the BS7858:2019 screening standards.
The BS7858 Standard is the code of practice released by BSI (British Standards Institution) which details best practices and guidelines for the screening of individuals employed within a secure environment where the security and/or safety of people, goods and services, data or property is a requirement of the employing organisation’s environment.
The Standard was updated in September 2019 and is now considered to be the industry benchmark for all employment screening, despite its original intention for use in the security sector.
Following the Standard provides organisations with a procedure to reduce risk, ensure high standards are maintained and prevent unsuitable candidates from entering positions of trust and power. Running the required checks can be a time-consuming process, outsourcing these to Experian can not only save you large amounts of time and money, it can also help keep you up to date with the most recent requirements.
BS7858:2019 regulations dictate that candidates and employees undergo a minimum five-year occupational history check, in which all gaps over 31 days are verified, alongside:
As part of the process, we will ensure the relevant authorisations are obtained, allowing us to approach current/former employers, government departments and educational establishments. The screening will also be performed, and quality checked by vetted staff trained to the latest requirements.