Pre-employment screening

Pre-employment screening is an important part of the recruitment process for many employers.

It generally refers to any vetting procedure or practice relating to candidate selection, including drawing up job descriptions and application forms, checking references and candidates’ backgrounds for discrepancies, interviewing, and verifying candidates’ details.


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Occupational health case study: pre-employment health clearance and exposure prone procedures

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Five key compliance challenges for HR

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Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin looks at...

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