Knowing me, knowing you: how to get background checks right

In today’s tight labour market, an excellent candidate experience sends profound signals about your organisation’s culture and values – and it may be the one thing that makes you stand out against your competitors

In today’s tight labour market, every stage of your recruitment process matters.  

An excellent candidate experience sends profound signals about your organisation’s culture and values – and it may be the one thing that successfully differentiates you from your competitors.

But one aspect of the recruitment process is commonly overlooked: candidate background checking. 

Background checking is a complex but crucial task. It leads to better hires, reduces risk, and is mandated by law. But without a reliable system in place, underpinned by technology, it becomes time-consuming, costly, and frustrating for HR teams and candidates alike.

According to our research, a quarter (24 per cent) of candidates juggle between six and 10 different job opportunities at the telephone interview stage or further at the same time, while nearly half (48 per cent) expect to be made an offer within a week of finishing the application process.

Don’t let inefficient background checking be the reason for delaying job offers and losing out on hiring opportunities.

Outsourcing your background checks to an expert provider not only improves time-to-hire and creates a better candidate experience. It also means: 

  • A higher rate of quality hires
  • Access to cost-saving expertise
  • Improved record keeping
  • Stronger compliance

Background checks with Zellis

With over 25 years’ experience in undertaking background checks, we’ll complete the most effective vetting to ensure you’re compliant with your industry obligations and confident in your decisions.

Our background checks software is available across all devices and in real-time, so you can easily stay on top of candidate progression. Integrated with our own ResourceLink software, as well as other payroll and HR software, you can increase your efficiency with automated updates to your central records. All data is handled in accordance with GDPR and stored in the UK.

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