As the year comes to an end, the HR landscape naturally slows. After a long year of routine, December often calls many HR professionals to consider their wants and needs for the new year ahead.
As a leading employee screening company, we understand the importance of conducting thorough background checks on potential and current employees. In today’s global economy, companies are often required to hire workers from overseas, and this can bring with it a host of challenges.
We offer a range of screening services, including new hire screening, pre-employment screening, remote worker screening, and re-screening of existing employees. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of each organisation, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that all screening is carried out in compliance with local laws and regulations.
At Vero Screening, we’re committed to helping our clients make informed decisions when it comes to hiring.
At the end of each year, HR managers should consider:
- Reviewing policies and procedures
- Checking existing employee data
- Rescreening current employees in the year ahead
- Updating HR records
- Pre-employment checks for new team members
To make sure you’re fulfilling your obligations to your organisation and employees, we’ve put together a checklist of end of year screening tasks.
End of year screenings can help identify any potential issues or red flags that may have arisen over the course of the year. This could include a change in an employee’s criminal record or credit history, or any discrepancies in their employment history.
By conducting these screenings, HR managers can take proactive steps to address any potential issues and prevent them from escalating into larger problems. This can help protect the company’s reputation and maintain a safe and secure working environment for all employees.
In addition, end of year screenings can also help to ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards. This is particularly important for HR managers in the insurance, legal, finance, accounting, and financial technology sectors, where strict compliance requirements must be met.
Overall, conducting end of year screenings is an essential part of a HR manager’s job to ensure the safety and security of the workplace and maintain compliance with industry regulations.
Reviewing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with labour laws and regulations
At Vero Screening, we understand the importance of compliance with labour laws and regulations. As such, we regularly review our policies and procedures to ensure they align with the latest legal requirements.
Failure to review and update policies and procedures can have serious consequences for your organization.
One of the main risks of not reviewing and updating your policies and procedures is that your organization may be out of compliance with relevant labour laws and regulations. This can lead to costly fines and penalties, as well as reputational damage. It can also expose your organization to potential legal action from employees or regulatory authorities.
Furthermore, outdated policies and procedures can result in inconsistent and unfair treatment of employees. This can lead to increased employee turnover, decreased morale, and a negative impact on overall productivity.
In order to avoid these consequences, it is essential for organizations to regularly review and update their policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant labour laws and regulations.
We understand that different countries and regions may have different labour laws and regulations, and we take this into consideration when conducting background screenings. For example, if a company is based in the European Union, we ensure that our processes align with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect the personal data of the individuals being screened.
Additionally, we are committed to conducting background screenings in a fair and non-discriminatory manner. We take steps to ensure that our screening processes do not violate any anti-discrimination laws, and we provide equal opportunities for all individuals being screened.
We also recognize that our clients may have their own policies and procedures related to labour laws and regulations. As such, we work closely with our clients to ensure that our screening processes align with their specific requirements and expectations.
Check Existing Employee Data
Start by running background checks on all existing employees to ensure no changes have been made to their details, or any new convictions or other legal matters have been recorded.
This is an important step for any company looking to ensure the integrity and accuracy of their employee records. By running background checks on all existing employees, you can verify that no changes have been made to their details, and that no new convictions or other legal matters have been recorded.
Don’t let outdated or incorrect employee data put your company at risk.
- Your company may be at risk of hiring employees with criminal records or other legal issues that were not detected during the initial hiring process.
- Your company may be at risk of legal action if an employee’s background check reveals information that was not disclosed during the hiring process.
- Your company’s reputation may be at risk if an employee’s past actions or convictions come to light and damage the company’s image.
- Your company may be at risk of financial loss if an employee with a criminal record or other legal issues causes harm to the company or its clients.
With our employee screening service, you can be confident that your employee records are up-to-date and accurate, and that you’re taking the necessary steps to protect your company from potential risks. Whether you’re a large corporation, a small business, or a startup, our team can provide the support you need to ensure the integrity of your employee data.
To learn more about our employee screening services, contact us today and speak with one of our experienced professionals. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine the best solution for your company’s needs.
Re-screen Existing Employees
It’s important to re-screen existing employees at least once a year, to make sure their background information is still accurate. This is especially important if they’ve been promoted or have had a change in job duties.
If a company does not conduct re-screening of existing employees, they may be at risk of non-compliance with regulations such as the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and SMCR (Senior Managers and Certification Regime) in the financial sector. This could result in fines, loss of trust and reputation damage for the company. Additionally, in the insurance sector, not re-screening existing employees could potentially lead to gaps in coverage and potential liability for the company.
At Vero Screening, we understand the importance of thorough employee checks and the impact they can have on your business. Our experienced team of researchers and analysts will conduct thorough background checks on potential employees to provide you with the information you need to make informed hiring decisions.
We offer a range of pre-employment screening services, including criminal background checks, credit checks, and reference checks. Our team will work closely with you to understand your specific needs and tailor our services to meet them.
This is important for maintaining the integrity of your workforce and ensuring that all employees meet the necessary criteria for their roles.
At Vero Screening, we offer a range of background screening services to help companies in the Insurance, Legal, Finance, Accounting, and Financial Technology sectors make informed hiring decisions. Our services include:
- Remote worker screening – As more companies move to a remote work model, it’s important to ensure that your remote workers are trustworthy and reliable. Our remote worker screening services can help you make informed hiring decisions.
- Existing employee screening – Regular background checks can help ensure that your employees are trustworthy and compliant with industry regulations.
- Re-screening – This type of screening is recommended for employees who have been with your company for a long time, or for employees who have been promoted to a new role within your company.
At Vero Screening, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support. Our team is trained to handle sensitive information with the utmost care and discretion, and we take pride in our strict compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Whether you’re looking screen existing employees, or re-screen your entire workforce, Vero Screening is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist your business.
Update Your HR Records
Make sure all HR records, such as employee contact details, job titles, and start dates, are up to date. This will help you to ensure you’re up to date on all compliance and legal obligations, such as filing taxes or providing benefits.
At Vero Screening, we understand the importance of having accurate and up-to-date HR records. Not only do they help you to stay on top of compliance and legal obligations, but they also provide valuable information for our background screening services.
When conducting a pre-employment or existing employee screening, we rely on HR records to verify the identity and employment history of the individual being screened. Having accurate and current information allows us to provide a thorough and comprehensive report, ensuring that you have the information you need to make informed hiring decisions.
The consequences of not keeping HR records up to date could include:
- Non-compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, such as failure to file taxes or provide required benefits to employees.
- Inaccurate or incomplete records, leading to confusion and potentially costly mistakes.
- Potential fines or penalties for not meeting compliance requirements.
- Inability to provide accurate and timely information for employees or government agencies.
- Loss of credibility and trust with employees, clients, and partners.
In addition to keeping your HR records up to date, it’s also important to regularly re-screen existing employees. This can help to identify any changes in an individual’s background that may impact their suitability for their role, such as a criminal conviction or financial instability.
Hiring new staff? Run Pre-Employment Checks
If you’re planning on hiring new employees in the new year, you’ll need to run pre-employment checks such as criminal background checks, credit checks, and reference checks. This will help you to make sure you’re making the right hiring decisions and that you’re meeting all legal obligations.
Vero Screening offers a range of background screening services to help companies ensure the integrity and reliability of their employees. Our services include:
- UK Electoral Roll Check
- UK Credit Check
- International Financial Integrity Check
- UK Directorship Check
- ID Document Check
- Compliance Database Check
- Adverse Media Searches
- DVLA Check
- International Directorship Search
- Regulatory Body Checks
- UK and International Criminal Record Checks
- Employment History and References (HR or equivalent)
- Gap Analysis and Resolution
- Education Verification
- Professional Qualifications and Memberships
- CV Comparison
- Pay-As-You-Go Screening
We understand how important it is for HR teams to stay on top of their end of year screening tasks. Our team of experts can help you ensure your organisation is compliant and that you’re making the right hiring and re-screening decisions.
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