For responsible corporates performing background checks on applicants and employees is an effective way to discover potential issues that could affect your business.

Principal Security will work with your human resource department to manage your organisation’s risk and ensure you make the best employment decisions.

We provide bespoke solutions delivering the in-depth research and detailed profiles needed to select business executives, board of directors and if appropriate general staff; including past criminal record, personal financial circumstances and social media profiles.

This information can then be used to influence your hiring decisions, the hiring decisions of 3rd Parties that you outsource service to and/or as part of post-hiring random screening.

Services include, but are not limited to:

Criminal Record
Establishing whether a future employee has a criminal record is a crucial step in assessing the risk of bringing that person into your organization. While not every crime would automatically prevent an applicant from being hired, having that knowledge allows you to make an informed decision.
The resulting information allows you then assess the applicability of the record to the position’s level of responsibility, exposure to assets or customers, and other criteria.

Civil Litigation
Civil searches are designed to assess the candidate’s financial stability, reputation and trustworthiness. Additionally, they can help identify any settlements that could indicate a hiring risk.

Social Media
Principal Security will supply you with a fuller understanding of your candidate’s behavior through an analysis of their social media activity.
Our social media background check reveals activity that is potentially unlawful, potentially violent behavior, racism and/or demonstrations of intolerance, sexually explicit material, or even workers compensation fraud.

Educational Qualifications
When considering a potential candidate it is essential that the person is correctly qualified for the position.
In order to identify if the perspective candidate has provided false or exaggerated academic credentials it is extremely important to thoroughly examine the educational information provided on the résumé.

Previous Employment History
It is essential that a potential candidate is correctly qualified for the position on offer. Often education is not just a prerequisite but also vital to the candidate’s incumbent skill sets and the legitimacy they bring to the job.
Unfortunately candidates often provide false or exaggerated academic credentials and therefore it is extremely important to thoroughly examine the educational information provided on the résumé.

Drug Screening
One of the major issues impacting the workplace is the use of alcohol and drugs. Regardless of the size of a business, it’s important to be aware of the effects of substance abuse at work.
Mandatory substance tests increase your organization’s accountability and reduce the risk of accidents and job offers can be contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol tests and screening.