At Verifile, we operate in several industries where regulatory compliance is a critical consideration within their pre-employment screening activities. Whether it’s the Senior Manager Certification Regime in financial services, the Baseline Personnel Security Standard in the public sector or BS7858 within the security sector, the obligations these regulations (and several others like them) place on employers can never be overlooked.
Regulation doesn’t affect every employer, however. For every regulated sector, there are far more (from retail to manufacturing; from telecoms to logistics) whose screening procedures are driven by little more than accepted best practice and a desire to do the right thing. The risks inherent in having the ‘wrong sort’ of person within their workforce are what matter here, not appeasing a regulator.