Helping you make informed recruitment decisions
At Verifile, we’re committed to helping ensure that every one of your employees is everything they claim to be. We understand the importance of being able to make fully informed decisions about the person you want to hire and remaining compliant with all relevant employment procedures, standards and regulations. By bringing together high-quality data and expertise in a secure environment, we’ll help you achieve that. Together, we’ll help you mitigate against recruitment risk.
Where it all began
In 2003, a driver working for Brinks Israel, the armed security providers, made off with nearly five million shekels. Waiting until his armed guard colleague left him alone, the driver, Saguy Unger, simply drove away with his cash haul. Unger’s real name was Ilan Kupperman-Segal. He had used a false identity to get the job at Brinks just two weeks earlier, masking the fact he had a criminal record. Brinks’ sophisticated Pre-employment screening
techniques, to be expected at a company where staff carry automatic weapons, had failed because the obvious first step of checking Unger’s identity had been overlooked.
An idea takes hold
Days later, also in Israel, Eyal Ben Cohen
was preparing to move to England to begin studying for an MBA at Cranfield University
, requiring him to change the address on his identity card. This seemingly simple process saw him standing in line for three hours.
The combination of the two events got Eyal thinking; the scrutiny and bureaucracy involved with a simple change of address versus the lack of attention paid to a recruitment process which allowed someone to commit armed robbery.
A business takes shape
Intrigued by this, Eyal subsequently took every opportunity while working towards his MBA to research the market for employment screening
, testing new ideas for a smoother, more efficient process. Having secured his MBA, equipped with an extensive business plan and with investors and his first client in place, Eyal set about turning theory into reality – in the shape of Verifile.
Eyal’s ambitions for Verifile had already caught the eye while at Cranfield, earning the VCR Directory prize
for the business plan most likely to succeed. He then followed that up with a prestigious Association of Business Schools entrepreneurship award
a year later as Verifile hit the ground running.
An essential part of the recruitment process
We now have a team of over 100 highly-qualified experts, always on hand to question the screening
data our processes generate, guiding you through what can be some complicated outputs and helping you make informed recruitment decisions. We’re a highly certified business, holding certifications such as National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
Gold , British standard BS7858 security screening
, ISO27001 (Information Security)
and Cyber Essential Plus
. Despite working in an environment of highly accurate, precise data, interrogated with relentless investigative rigour, we never lose sight of this being a people business. We never forget that we’re dealing with real people; candidates working their way through a recruitment process that could mean so much to them and employers, desperately keen to hire the right person.