Background checks

With 71% of employers discovering lies on CVs* make sure you really know who your candidates are with our background checking services.

Flexible services

Tailor the experience to your brand and compliance needs

Hire with confidence

Feel safe your hires are fully compliant

Over 20 checks available

Select the checks you need from our comprehensive list

Why checks matter

In today’s socially connected world brands are more vulnerable to reputational risk than ever before and coupled with a more fluid workforce it’s more important than ever to know a candidate is as good as they appear to be.

Recruiting can be a costly exercise, ensuring you are bringing in the right people first time can significantly reduce risk and unnecessary ongoing costs.

With our background checking service, we will quickly and efficiently give you all you need to know about a potential employee, from employment checks through to criminal record checks.

Ask the questions that count

With over 25 years’ experience in undertaking background checks we’ll complete the most effective vetting to ensure you’re compliant with your industry obligations and confident in your decisions.

Checks we undertake include:

• Criminal record checks – basic, standard and enhanced

• Employment verification

• Educational qualifications

• Professional qualifications and memberships

• ID and financial


• PEPs and sanctions

• Directorship searches

• Right to work

• Media searches



Support for you and your candidates

Support for you and your candidates

We understand how sensitive background checks are for both candidates and you at this critical time in the recruitment process.

Our services are designed to help you efficiently and effectively manage this stage of the process. With communications in your branding, online consent and dedicated contact details, we'll make sure the candidate experience matches the rest of your experience and standards.

Great technology to match a great service

Great technology to match a great service

With our software developed in-house we’re able to quickly deliver to industry and customer requests.

Available across all devices and in real-time you can easily stay on top of candidate progression.

Integrated with ResouceLink and other payroll and HR software you can increase your efficiency with automated updates to your central records.

We take the confidentiality of your data extremely seriously. All data is handled in accordance with GDPR and stored in the UK.

using our service
2million +
background checks completed
year's industry experience

*Zellis owned statistics

What our customers think


Implementing pre-employment checking from Zellis has enabled us to reduce the size of the team who deal with this by 75%. The time between making the decision to hire a candidate and his or her start date has shortened.


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