Background Enquiries

York, Leeds, Sheffield

Yorkshire

Northern England

Background Enquiry

Types of enquiry

Cohen and Black offers a range of background enquiry services:

  • Pre-employment investigations
  • CV checks
  • Post-employment investigations
  • Staff vetting
  • Management vetting
  • Statements as to means
  • Pre-sue status enquiries

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Are people really who they say they are?
  • Do they really have that experience?
  • Did they really achieve those qualifications?

When recruiting new staff it is important to conduct due diligence into a prospective employee to esnure there are not hidden issues that may cause difficulties after they have been employed.

The basic pre-employment screening service checks the personal information, credir rating, employment history and education history. The signed consent of the person being checked is required.

The screening service covers a selection of checks as required for the seniority and confidentiality of the role.

  • Confirmation of current name and address.
  • Confirmation of previous addresses.
  • Property ownership searches.
  • Visit to the property to provide pictures and assessment of general state of repair.
  • Employment history verification.
  • Directorship search.
  • Press and media search.
  • Check of County Court Judgements, Insolvencies and Bankruptcy.

Employee Checks

  • Are you considering promoting someone to a senior role?
  • Do you have suspicions that a member of staff my be stealing stock?
  • Are you concerned that a manager may be passing confidential company information to an outside party?

Theft of company stock is a loss to the bottom line, and can in extreme situations turn a profitable business into a bankrupt business. In todays difficult climate staff at all levels may be tempted.

At senior levels managers may have a degree of autonomy that gives them an opportunity to run a second business without immediately raising suspicion, when they should be working for your business.

There are a range of employee checks that can be undertaken depending on the circumstances and your suspicions.

  • Confirmation of current address.
  • Confirmation of others at the address.
  • Property ownership searches.
  • Visit to the property to provide pictures and assessment of general state of repair.
  • Directorship search.
  • Press and media search.
  • Check of County Court Judgements, Insolvencies and Bankruptcy.
  • Surveillance to verify activities and associates.

Debt Related Checks

We are able to provide debt related services for solicitors. Please see Services for Businesses for further details.

Where we work

Cohen and Black is based and works in the Yorkshire triangle of York, Leeds and Sheffield and surrounding area of Northern England.

  • York region
    • Bridlington
    • Darlington
    • Harrogate
    • Hull
    • Middlesbrough
    • Ripon
    • Scarborough
    • Stockton-on-Tees
    • Whitby
    • York
  • Sheffield region
    • Barnsley
    • Chesterfield
    • Doncaster
    • Grimsby
    • Lincoln
    • Mansfield
    • Rotherham
    • Scunthorpe
    • Sheffield
  • Leeds region
    • Bradford
    • Castleford
    • Halifax
    • Huddersfield
    • Keighley
    • Leeds
    • Pontefract
    • Skipton
    • Wakefield
    • Wetherby
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