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Pre-employment screening services

Pre-employment screening, also known as PES screening, involves the verification of data on a potential employee’s resume that relates to the candidate’s job performance. By doing so, you know who you are recruiting!

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Why conduct pre-employment screening?

Research has shown that 71% of all CVs contain falsehoods, which have either been deliberately or unwittingly included. Of this, 8 to 10% are complete lies purposely placed on CVs. If you are looking for new employees, you need to be sure that their CV information is accurate.

At Validata, we believe that people determine the success of the organisation. Honest employees strengthen the organisation and together deliver better results. Therefore it’s important to make the right hiring decision.

What is a pre-employment screening service?

During a pre-employment screening, certain details of an applicant are checked so that possible risks related to the job performance, come to the surface. Think for example of checking a diploma. Screening candidates, however, can be a complex and privacy-sensitive process and places more responsibilities on your HR department. For this reason, an organisation may choose to outsource this process and use a so-called pre-employment screening service, such as the one provided by Validata.

This means that Validata checks whether the candidate’s details are correct, for example by checking a diploma. We work together with trusted partners, including Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO), and we use digital integrations to quickly verify the information directly at the source. Conducting pre-employment screening with Validata allows you to focus on the success of your organisation.

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Download basis of employment screening

How does the screening process work?

Benefits of screening with Validata

There are two options when you want to make sure that the information on a candidate’s CV is correct; you can pick this up yourself or outsource it to a knowledgeable and experienced organisation in employment screening.

Screening without Validata

  • Numerous manual processes: follow-up calls and emails
  • Time-consuming
  • Paperwork and no digital validation
  • Uncertainty regarding which information source to consult
  • Poor insight into personal data security
  • No progress overview

Screening with Validata

  • Automated processes and communication
  • Short turnaround time of 5 working days on average
  • Digital validation and all information in one central location
  • Network of partners who check information directly at the source
  • 100% GDPR compliant
  • Online reporting and interim insights
  • Alleviate workload for your HR department
  • Integrate with your ATS/HR system

Why work with a pre-employment screening service?

Short turnaround time

A screening in the Netherlands is generally completed within 5 working days (apart from the application for the VOG and international diplomas).

Relieve your HR department

After a candidate has been registered in Validata’s system and the proper screening profile has been chosen, Validata takes all the work off your hands. This way your organisation can focus on their core business and you can be sure that your applicants meet the (sector) requirements.

A network of data suppliers

In order to get easy access to the right information, you need a broad network of data partners. A professional screening organisation like Validata has established trusted partnerships, so you don’t have to take on this challenge.

Comply with privacy laws and regulations

Pre-employment screening can be a privacy-sensitive process. By utilizing a pre-employment screening service, you can be sure that your data and that of your candidates is safeguarded according to the AVG guidelines.

Want to start with pre-employment screening?
Follow these 5 steps!

Would you like to start pre-employment screening with Validata? Get started right away by following the steps below:

  1. Check our sectors to discover the screening opportunities for your sector.
  2. Choose the sector that best matches your organisation.
  3. Click ‘Apply’ in one of the three screening profiles. Don’t worry, you gain access to all three profiles and don’t have to choose.
  4. Fill in your organisation’s details.
  5. Once everything is complete, you will receive access to your account and you can start screening.

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