Background Screening

At the forefront of background screening


Employ believes that building trust is a key factor in the ongoing long term relationships we have with our clients. And this trust begins by ensuring that our candidates are truly exceptional. This assurance is offered thanks to our comprehensive screening processes for all candidates joining our clients – both permanent and contract/part time roles.


We are licensed with all relevant Australian Police Agencies to conduct all of our screening services that include:


Reference Checks

Every candidate on our books will have 2 or more verbal reference checks carried out. Information gathered includes attitude, competency, work ethic, track record, reasons for leaving, strengths and how they interact with other employees.

These checks cover a period of 5 years and we verify dates of employment – as well as the candidate’s and referee’s titles – via payroll or HR. And we ensure that this compliance is completed before any of our candidates are placed in roles.


Criminal History

For the past 18 months Employ has been working with the AFP to obtain our own license for the screening of candidate criminal history due to the sensitive nature of the industry our clients work within. This license has now been granted and we are currently readying our system for launch in the near future. In the meantime, if you need to screen candidate criminal history you can make an application to the Australian Federal Police to gain access directly to Australian Citizens criminal history via a service called Crimtrac.

  • Domestic Screening – you can instantaneously receive a result for a candidate who has lived or worked in Australia for the past 10 years.
  • International Screening – if a candidate has lived or worked overseas, we partner with an international agency so we can screen any candidate from any country with working rights in Australia.


Working Rights Verification

EMPLOY is also licensed to check Visa Working Rights directly with the Department of Immigration (DIMIA), and also the “watchlists” or deregistered individuals on registers held with Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and ASIC.