Features Candidate Background Checks

Improve your quality of hire and avoid issues in the future.

If you want to ensure you’ve got the right candidate for the job, background checks are an essential part of the recruitment process. When you don’t carry out checks, you risk harming your business in the future. Our talent acquisition platform takes the hassle out of conducting candidate background checks, automatically sending for the right checks at the click of a button.

So how does Smart Recruit Online help with background checks?

Check out these benefits that you’ll get with the platform…

A more efficient screening process.

You will be able to send for background checks automatically straight from your platform, meaning time your recruiters typically would spend doing this manually is drastically reduced. This naturally reduces your time-to-hire and leads to a better overall candidate experience, which means fewer drop offs, and more quality candidates!

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Avoid making negligent hires.

It can be easy to overlook background checks, but a negligent hire could put other employees or customers at risk. Negligent hiring damages can come at a great cost to your business, and impact your brand reputation, dissuading talent from applying with you in future.

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Better internal coordination.

As all background checks take place on one platform, your whole recruitment team can have complete visibility over candidate progress. This centralisation helps you collaborate more effectively on hires, and keeps important decision-makers up to date on candidate activity.

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Improved quality of hire.

Select essential candidate background checks catered to your industry that ensure you’re getting the right quality of hire for your business. Doing your due diligence and ensuring all information provided on candidate CVs is accurate helps avoid the financial and performance costs of making the wrong hire.

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Frequently asked questions

Employment background checks review a current or prospective employee’s background to help assess their suitability for a role. The background checks carried out depends on the criteria set by an employer, however there are some checks you are legally obligated to perform.
Employment background checks are a vital part of your recruitment screening process. They ensure you don't make negligent hires which can come at a great cost to your business' reputation and finances. Failure to conduct some background checks such as a right-to-work check can also lead to hefty fines for non-compliance.
In the UK, it is vital that every employer ensures new employees are allowed to work in the UK with a right-to-work check. Additional important checks can be done provided you have a candidate's consent and can give a justified reason.
When you book a demo of the platform, one of our consultants will give you a virtual walkthrough of the platform tailored to your specific recruitment objectives. These are typically 45 minutes to 1 hour long with no hard selling.
Yes, you can refer to our GDPR policy here.
Our Support Team is on-hand to help you with any questions you have about the platform and getting the most out of your use of it – we don’t just leave you to your own devices! You also have access to a Help tool within the platform, video tutorials, and FAQs.

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