Whether you’re recruiting new employees, adding new directors to your board, or purchasing new or used vehicles, Experian’s background checking tools can help you gain a true understanding of the bigger picture.
Learn more about how Experian can help with background checking using tools, extensive data and the right processes.
Not every potential hire is going to be honest about their background. Hiring the wrong people could mean more than just the risk of internal fraud or income loss – it could do untold damage to your company’s reputation. Background checking does not have to be difficult, time-consuming or even costly. With the right tools at hand, due diligence could become a breeze.Discover DBS Checks
A potential employee’s CV tells a story. But does it tell the whole story? Including false information in an application is fraud, yet a survey from CV-Library suggests 92.5% of Brits have done it. Catching dishonest applicants early simplifies the recruitment process, identifies those candidates who have not told the truth, and can save you managing an unqualified employee later.Speak to an expert
Company directors shoulder many of the legal burdens of a business, so appointing the correct director is vital. And it’s not just your company you need to worry about: understanding the background of other directors can help you build positive relationships with them – while helping you to spot which businesses, directors and even employees to avoid.Speak to an expert
Vehicles are inherently risky. Whether you’re in insurance, finance or retail, there’s a lot of data to track. You need to be sure of every vehicle’s true financial, mechanical and accident history, its actual value, and its status in real time. Thankfully, reliable vehicle insights are available quickly and easily, and with them you’ll be able to reach more customers and seek out greater profits.Speak to an expert
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Below are some of the most common questions about background checking and our answers.
A background check helps you understand an individual’s background, including their identity, education, employment history, credit history and any relevant criminal record information. Our background checking tools help you identify inconsistent or adverse information, helping you make fully informed decisions. Background checks are vital when taking on new recruits, re-screening existing employees and finding trustworthy tenants for a property.
Employers in all industries can benefit from using background checks in their recruitment process. It not only helps employers decide on who would be a good fit for their company, but helps to minimise fraud risk, income loss, damage to reputation and so much more, as checks flag up any discrepancies in an individual’s history.
Background checks are often labour-intensive and admin-heavy and in many organisations are still carried out manually. But our automated tools make the process quick, simple and more accurate. Our software, data and services will help you carry out checks on new recruits, ensuring you hire the right talent for the right job.
It’s also important to carry out regular background checks on existing employees to minimise the risks to your business. Our Bulk Upload tool can help you do this. For some of our customers, this background checking solution has eliminated the need to store and manage employee documents.
Using manual screening processes, background checks can be time-consuming. Different sources of information have to be accessed and verified, and this can consume valuable resources. With our background checking software and tools, some checks can be done at the touch of a button, with results generated instantly.
You can ask a potential employee to do their own basic criminal records check, and this will cost £23. But this is only one part of a background check, and depending on the role, you will need to carry out more comprehensive checks. Our background checks cover a wide range of areas, from identity and credit checks to employment reference checks.