If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ll be familiar with the idea of pre-employment checks. The concept refers to all the vetting your new boss does before you start work. Each company does things differently.
Getting a new job can seem like an endless paperwork process these days. Employers can do a wide range of checks on applicants. Some of these, such as the “right to work” checks, are a legal requirement.
We don’t like to think that people might lie to us, or exaggerate their qualifications or experience. But when you’re in the position of making decisions about employing people, then there are lots of things you can do to check.
There’s a huge demand for high-quality rental property, prices are high and competition is fierce. Even after you’ve found the perfect flat, you then have the paperwork to get through. Most landlords will ask for references.
If you don’t know much about the DBS checking system, then you probably think it’s all about people working with children. Although it’s certainly true that those workers need DBS checks, this is just part of the story.
There’s been a lot of coverage in the press about the goings-on in the charity sector. Charities can’t assume that everyone applying for a charity job is doing so with the best intentions. DBS checks may apply to people applying to work in the charity.