Risks for employers

Candidates:

Employees:



Pre-employment screening ('PES')

A process for checking a candidate's personal and career information prior to confirming appointment.


Includes: (i) reviewing candidate CV and/or completed job application form; (ii) testing completeness of disclosure; and (iii) considering the influence of any red-flag or anomaly identified in a candidate profile.


For senior positions, candidates may be invited to complete a structured background questionnaire and/or to provide verifiable character references.


Information identified is assessed for indicators of increased risk profile.


PES findings contribute to an informed assessment of a candidate's suitability for a particular position.




Integrity review and refresh ('IRR')

Updating and reviewing an individual's profile and suitability for a current role or promotion opportunity.


Includes: (i) assessing change in personal circumstances and role responsibility; (ii) reviewing integrity requirements; and (iii) considering new/emerging red-flag or anomaly in employee risk profile.


For senior positions, candidates may be invited to complete a structured background questionnaire and/or to provide additional information.


Information identified is assessed for indicators of increased risk profile.


IRR findings contribute to an informed assessment of a candidate's suitability for a particular position.




Third party risk ('TPR')

Risk-assess intermediaries, agents, suppliers and other business counterparties before entering into contract.


Includes: (i) reviewing third party's public profile and credentials; (ii) assessing completeness of information available; and (iii) background research to identify red-flag or anomaly in public profile.


Research ownership and governance. Where practicable, request additional information and/or verifiable character references.


Information identified is assessed for indicators of increased risk profile.


TPR findings contribute to an informed assessment of a party's suitability for a business relationship.