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What do Employment Referencing Checks involve? 

When you come to Checks Direct to complete Employment Referencing Checks on applicants and potential employees, you can choose to cover a period of one year, three years or five years. 

Our Employment Referencing Checks confirm an applicant’s employment history and current employment status. 

Eligibility for Employment Referencing Checks 

More and more organisations are choosing to protect their business with pre-employment screening and Employment Referencing Checks have become more popular as a result. 

Some of the most common industries that use Employment Referencing Checks are: 

  • Banking and finance 
  • Building and construction 
  • Charity and third sector 
  • Facilities 
  • Hospitality 
  • Housing 
  • Legal 
  • Public sector 
  • Retail 
  • Security 

Why are Employment Referencing Checks important? 

Pre-employment screening is the practice of confirming a person’s information and background prior to their official employment. This takes place during the recruitment process and assists organisations in their hiring decisions. 

Pre-employment screening is a precautionary measure that helps to: 

  • Protect organisations from hiring unsuitable applicants. 
  • Ensure organisations achieve continuous compliance. 
  • Find undisclosed information that could impact hiring decisions. 
  • Detect inaccuracies in applicant CVs or qualifications. 

Organisations will usually perform pre-employment screening prior to sending a job offer to applicants. However, some organisations may send conditional offers subject to the results of Pre-Employment Screening. 

Benefits of Employment Referencing Checks with us

Carrying out employment screening is important for safeguarding. We help you save time, money and resources. You’ll also enjoy a range of other benefits:

Make safer recruitment decisions and vet staff to a higher standard.

Build trust in your organisation and amongst your community.

Receive accurate reports and have peace of mind in your recruitment decisions.

Meet your resource demands with our fast-track vetting system.

Increase staff retention by appointing the right people in the right places.

Receive advice to perform the right level of check and meet industry standards.

Our process

Our process is accessible and straightforward thanks to our bespoke system. As an Umbrella Body of the DBS, we provide a reliable and efficient service that can be tailored to your needs.

We go above and beyond to provide first-class customer care, and one-to-one expert advice is available every step of the way from our dedicated and accredited team.


Easy and free registration

You can set up an account in a matter of minutes, submit applications on our user-friendly portal and manage checks on your dashboard.


Applying for checks

To ensure efficiency, our team will use their expertise to check your applications. We will make sure the information is accurate and valid.


Receive your results

You will be notified when the results are ready. Our fast turnaround provides confirmation of your checks and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Employment Referencing Checks are carried out on individual people by organisations. Individual people can’t complete, or even apply, for a check on themselves. An organisation must request Employment Referencing Checks on an individual for the screening to happen, similar how to Standard and Enhanced DBS Checks are requested.

To date, our quickest turnaround time for Employment Referencing Checks is 48 hours. However, if the information an applicant submits is incorrect or incomplete, it can take longer to verify the information and cause delays to the results.

Supporting services

Our additional services can be used alongside Employment Referencing Checks to provide comprehensive compliance and peace of mind. 

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