Screening companies are familiar with the rules and regulations in their own country, but often do not know the extent to which regulations or controls abroad differ.

There are four main areas to consider in global background check services:

International Verification 1: Consent and Disclosure

The consent form should describe how the information will be handled and who will have access to it. A third party other than the company that employs the inspection may need to review the screening results.

International verification 2: Confidence

Each country has its own criminal record collection and publication system and it is important to respect local regulations. In some countries, criminal data is only available for certain security positions, and basic information can be released for each role – and even more, can be made available for people in certain positions such as finance or health care.

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International Verification 3: Employment Review / Employment Report

The approach to the job test is to take an oral test to obtain job information. In some countries, written applications for employment references are preferred. In fact, many employers will refuse to discuss these questions over the phone and instead seek written answers.

International Verification 4: Supporting a Global Workforce

As you can see, international screening poses a number of challenges. Each country has not only different procedures and guidelines but also language barriers.

However, all people grow in a global workplace, it is imperative that we all understand the cultures and laws of other countries so that we can continue to be effective and honor the total service we provide to businesses today.