Flying under the radar: why Criminal checks are not enough!

Criminal checks are not enough

White collar crimes are only recorded as crimes if there is a court conviction. But your candidates for sensitive roles may have a shady financial history that is invisible to standard police checks. This does not tick the ‘due diligence’ box. It merely skims the surface rather than takes a deep dive. So how does […]


License Checks

As the pandemic restrictions ebb and flow with each COVID-19 variant, many organisations are pivoting to B2C home deliveries as a new normal. The diverse responsibilities include delivery drivers, passenger drivers, truck drivers, chauffers (VIP clients) and home visits.  So where does all the expanded pool of drivers come from? Some ‘drivers’ are recruited internally, […]


Social Media Background Screening

Our previous post via our own AIS social media provided a synopsis of why cyber-vetting is on the rise among hirers, compounded by social distancing. Template resumes ooze with the right words but may not provide a window to the candidate’s authentic character and cultural fit into the workplace. Within reason, a plethora of social […]



You have shortlisted two candidates for the job. You’ve done your CV checks, employment reference checks, police checks and verification checks. Both candidates tick all your boxes. So you take a deep dive online and check the LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter profiles for red flags or green flags. Sounds familiar? It certainly is, as 90% […]

Why A WWCC Does Not Kill Two Birds With One Stone

due diligence for pre-employment screening

Before the new millennium, checking on the criminal record of a prospective employee was done through a standard police check. This pathed the way for honest conversations and risk assessments as a key component of due diligence for pre-employment. Since 2000, all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions have introduced Working With Children legislation and schemes. […]

International Due Diligence – When It Is Due?

international due diligence

‘But Your Honour, I did fulfil due diligence when I employed this person …’ ‘So how did you miss these convictions?’ ‘Well, I did all the background screening checks, police checks …’ ‘How extensive?’ ‘Nation-wide, Your Honour. This is our policy. This usually covers everything for us.’ ‘But you knew that this person worked abroad […]

Verify the Verifier

Verify the Verifier

The title may sound a bit confusing, and it can be. In the background check industry, both in the US and globally, we are finding many companies adding verifications of the candidates past work experiences and academic credentials (resume and CV’s) to the normal background check process. This is beginning to be more commonplace as […]

Why We Need To Re-Screen Employees Now

rescreening employees

The COVID-19 lockdowns have forced many employees to work from home or be laid off. The abnormal ‘pressure cooker’ home environment has led to many abnormal behaviours, out of character aberrations and mental health manifestations, many unreported in the media. The rolling clouds of uncertainty, upheaval and desperation have precipitated an increase online activities, cyber-crimes and […]

Stop Supply and Procurement Fraud in Your Company

The greatest threats to your company’s bottom line might not come from external factors, but internal ones like supplier fraud.

We’re all on the lookout for external threats to our companies all the time. We install security camera systems to monitor the shelves in our warehouses, and we hire security personnel to follow shoppers around our retail stores. But while that is certainly a great idea to identify and neutralize threats to our companies from […]

How to Prevent Paying False Expense Reports

Do you suspect some of your staff are submitting #falseExpenseReports for payment

Expense fraud might not be the first thing that comes up when you think of potential risks to your business, but the fact is that employees defraud employers of millions of dollars every year, simply by fudging their expenses. The individual amounts may not be large, but they add up quickly, and if you’re not […]

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