Employers and recruiters urged to prioritise background screening

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Recent data has indicated a rapid growth in demand for consistent international employee screening services.

Employers and recruiters are being urged to make sure that they have consistent background screening processes in place at both local, regional and global levels. 

An analysis carried out by Sterling, found that there has been a rise of almost 30% in the number of checks carried out in Europe (excluding the UK), with just under 200,000 checks requested in the last two years alone.

Commenting on the rise in figures, Steve Smith, Managing Director EMEA of Sterling commented, “Something that’s visibly apparent from our recent analysis is that the demand for thorough and consistently applied background screening throughout Europe and the Middle East is growing rapidly. As the risks around hiring increase, and fraudulent candidates become ever more sophisticated in their use of technology, the need for robust processes that can withstand local and global scrutiny is crucial.”

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He added, “In today’s recruitment landscape, effective background screening is still indisputably the best way for firms to avoid risk while hiring, and safeguard their most important asset – people. As such, companies must be absolutely certain of what checks they can perform for different roles, and develop a comprehensive, compliant, and consistent background screening policy for both local and regional markets.”

“Given this uptick in demand, I’m delighted to announce that we are continuing the expansion of our European operations. The decision to open an on-the-ground office in Amsterdam and begin growing our local team was a no-brainer, and will allow us to far more effectively service this growing demand for expert guidance around employee background screening.”

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