Background screening during the recruitment process

Background screenings enables you to make sound hiring decisions based on facts.

Conducting background checks during recruitment entails a qualitative fact check of a candidate prior to the employment decision. Hiring is a big investment and mistaken recruits are expensive, therefore our conviction is that it is better to know than not to know.

Our background checks highlight economic and legal issues and ensure that the candidate in question really is who he or she claims to be. We also verify any reference persons. Too often, it has been found that information concerning the reference person are not correct, for example that the reference person was not the candidate’s manager, even though this was the message given.

For our customers, knowledge of their candidates gives them a better basis for decision-making when hiring, increasing the possibilities for a successful recruitment. For our candidates, this means that they can be sure that the employment process is serious and thorough. The likelihood that the most suitable candidate gets the job thus increases.

"90 percent of candidates who go through a background check have increased confidence in the company."

We start with facts to look beyond bias

Our vision states that we should look beyond bias, so we start from the facts. Having bias means that you judge someone based on preconceived ideas, not on relevant facts. Conducting a background check means that we expand and verify the factual basis for an employment decision. Background controls thus allow us to live by our vision.

We have a partnership with ToFindOut

Carrying out background checks requires in-depth knowledge of relevant regulations, including the Personal Data Act. It is also time consuming. This is why we use ToFindOut, a specialist in employment background checks. They take the responsibility for ensuring that regulations are adhered to, but above all they are skilled at keeping the candidates informed about the status before, during and after the background check. It is very important to us to safeguard the integrity of our candidates.

What is included in a background check?

  • The candidate gives his or her consent.
  • Personal: We make sure that the person is who he or she claims to be.
  • Finance: Any outstanding debt balance with the state bailiff, non-payment notices, and previous annual income
  • Legal issues: Registered cases in district courts, appeals courts, and administrative courts
  • We verify the reference persons and their relation to the candidate.
  • It is a transparent process and our candidates receive a copy of the report.
  • We only search in open records, with consent. The process goes fast, taking only 2-3 days.