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employee screening

employee screening

When it comes to employee screening and onboarding your workers, you need a fast and flexible solution so you don’t lose talent, this is why companies outsource to giant

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We are passionate about your worker’s journey so we provide the technology and industry knowledge you need to bring them on board efficiently and compliantly. 

When it comes to employee screening, we know that one size doesn’t fit all, so we tailor our system and processes to match your individual requirements. 

why companies continue to choose giant

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benefits of employee screening

  • 30 years experience
  • cost efficient
  • quick time to hire
  • positive candidate experience
  • accuracy of information
  • flexible approach
  • a truly managed service
  • branded web environment
  • mobile optimised process
  • ISO 27001 data security 
  • ISO 14001 environmental 
  •  ISO 9001 quality systems


The giant employee screening platform includes DocuSign, so that your applicants can electronically sign documents such as contracts and other policy documentation associated with their role. With DocuSign you also get the added benefit of paperless storage and an electronic audit trail.

To help with compliance and onboarding, our flexible platform can also be configured to:

  • ask bespoke questions of the candidate or referees
  • request and track the upload of any documents
  • deliver documents to the applicant
  • request the applicant to accept documents
  •  E-signatures and electronic form filling
  • a mobile friendly environment.


right to work

right to work

Need to check your workers have the right to work in the UK? With giant’s highly secure right to work mobile app that’s never been easier.

We’d love to show you how much time we can save you with our app.

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With giant screening, we offer you the very best technology and operational support to deliver pre-employment screening and background checking. We ensure the candidate experience is positive, your business is protected and the time to hire is simply right.

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social media checks

social media checks

At giant, you can confirm your workers suitability with our social media checks. But why is it important? We believe that a 3rd party check is vital to reduce the risk of discrimination accusations against you and to ensure your workers privacy is protected.

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We also deliver seamless onboarding support to improve the candidate experience. Your candidates can sign contracts and confirm acceptance of company branded documents in one place, online. As part of the onboarding process, we will capture all of the information you need to for your new starter from bank details to next of kin all the way through to health questionnaires and equal opportunities monitoring.

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Our approach is flexible so that we can design and deliver employee screening services to meet your particular needs, regardless of your industry or regulatory environment. We can start from scratch, or enhance your existing processes.

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employee screening checks

employee screening checks

Here is a list of pre employment checks that can be combined to create your bespoke screening policy:

  • passport & document verification
  • directorships
  • AML and sanctions
  • criminal records (DBS formerly CRB)
  • educational qualifications & professional checks
  • financial credit checks
  • media search
  • identity verification
  • driving license checks 
  • CV checks
  • FCA checks
  • social media reports
  • Cifas
find out more information about each of our available checks

what our clients think

what our clients think

"The best technology and service in any provider we have used."

"They are an excellent consultative partner to our business with excellent account management."

"Since implementing the system and processes, giant has reduced our time to hire significantly and reduced our overhead costs, but most of all, enhanced the onboarding experience of people joining our business."

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employee screening

If you're wondering what the Frequently Asked Questions are around employee screening, giant have you covered. We've put together some useful information for you to take a look at in order to help you make a decision.

Employee Screening FAQs

What is an employee screening check and what does it involve?

A background check is a full investigation of a potential or existing employee’s background. Depending on the specified criteria determined by you, a background check can include but is not necessarily limited to financial, criminal, educational, employment history checks and other open source information. It can also check their legal right to work and provides you with the necessary information to make an informed hiring decision on your potential employee whilst protecting your business, existing staff and clients.

Why conduct employee screening?

Certain employers have a duty of care to carry out pre employment screening checks for the sake of shareholders, fellow employees, clients and in some instances the public. Aside from this, thorough employee background checks can save an organisation a great deal of resources further down the road. Using giant’s fast & flexible employee screening solution, you can accelerate the recruiting process and ensure that your organisation makes well informed hiring decisions from top to bottom. This can reduce the costs associated with turnover and re-training.

Does a candidate have to give consent to a background check?

A job applicant must give written or electronic consent prior to a third-party screening company conducting any criminal record search, credit history check or reference interview.

What kind of background checks deliver the best results?

This depends on your specific background screening objectives. Each business is unique, which is why we tailor our system and processes to match your exact requirements. We will design your unique screening solution based around the goals of your organisation, ensuring that the process is fully compliant with legal requirements.

Should an employment background check be done before making a job offer?

In some regulated industries it is essential for prospective employers to conduct background checks prior to recruiting an individual. For sectors where it is not a legal requirement, you can avoid many complications later down the line if you complete a pre-employment background check before making a job offer.

How long does employee screening usually take?

This can depend on the types of searches conducted in the screening process. Some of the more simple checks may be completed inside 24 hours, while more complex searches, such as international credit checks, may take weeks or even months. We pride ourselves on delivering fast turnaround times compared to industry standards.

What does the screening process involve?

The screening process is a multi-stage procedure which should provide you with a clear background history for your candidate.

Step 1. Once you or giant on your behalf have started a background check in the system, the candidate will be sent an email containing a link to the candidate submission form for their background check.

Step 2. The candidate fills out this submission form in its entirety. This form asks for the candidates, personal information, address history, employment history, academic history, if there are any employment gaps, they will be asked to declare them. They will also be asked to complete any additional questions that you have for your candidate as well as provide any additional documentation.

Step 3. Once the candidate has successfully submitted their completed form, the assigned giant advisor will validate the information and references submitted before sending out reference requests and commencing your desired series of data checks.

Step 4. Any references or data checks that come back will be checked by the assigned screening advisor and if there are any adverse findings with your candidates’ background check, they will raise this directly to yourself.

Step 5. Once all data checks and references have come back and the background checks requirements are satisfied, they will be sent to quality control to ensure the information is accurate.

Step 6. Once the background check has passed quality control the assigned advisor will contact you directly via email with a link to the candidates file. You only need to follow the link,  log into the system and download their background check report.