Background checks

We provide an outstanding screening experience that combines exceptional service and technology to mitigate risk, reduce turnover costs, and meet regulatory demands.

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

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.

1k+ customers
using our service
2million +
background checks completed
year's industry experience

*Zellis owned statistics

Ask the questions that count

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
  • DVLA
  • SMCR

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.


Compare plans here to see which one will suit your business needs.

Pay as you go

If your hiring volume is low, or your requirements for employee screening only applies to a small number of your staff, this may be the best solution for you. The following checks are available on a self-service, pay-as-you-go basis.

  • Academic qualification check
  • Professional membership
  • Online Search Engine (Media) Check
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • UK criminal record check
  • UK directorships
  • Driving licence check
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK
  • International (non-UK) credit and criminal record
  • Sanctions and watch lists search
  • Exposed Persons (PEP's)

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If you require a more robust model that suits a multi-user environment or requires multiple checks for each new hire, this annual flat fee subscription may be the model for you.

  • Would benefit from subject matter expertise
  • Multiple user log ins required
  • Weekly and Monthly MI required
  • Regular volumes
  • Branded portal and communications to candidates
  • Regular reviews
  • Account Management
  • Level of bespoking may be required.
  • Monthly invoicing
  • Agreed KPI's

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If you are processing high volumes of new employees, or are required to run annual employee checks, we can craft a flat fee bespoke model to suit your business.

  • Dedicated Account Management
  • Branded portal
  • Individualised MI
  • Higher volumes
  • Various payment options – i.e subscription
  • White Glove service for senior hires
  • Industry specialist advice re levels of screening
  • Ongoing day to day relationship

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