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February 15 2019

Focus on screening over brexit uncertainty

Pinkerton, a risk management company, is encouraging UK businesses to tighten up on employee screening prior to Brexit in light of the commercial uncertainty.

The company operates in security and risk, and sees Brexit as a reason to ensure the security, compliance and and reputation of UK businesses across all sectors.  As the company says, workers are a company’s most important asset, yet that person walking through the door every day is potentially also one of the biggest risks to electronic information, physical and human security, and reputation, if not vigorously vetted prior to placement.

There are more than 500 million people in the EU. Those of working age and with relevant skills are still free to travel and apply for jobs in the UK, at least until the end of March 2019. This poses challenges for employers verifying potential employees’ movements, backgrounds, and right to work whilst demonstrating regulatory compliance and maintaining efficient processes during employee onboarding.

As a result they encourage UK businesses to tighten up on employee screening in light of the commercial uncertainty over Brexit