Checkworkrights is pleased to announce that in the coming months we will be rolling out an automated police checking service for new and existing customers. We look forward to providing Australian businesses with a new tool to ensure their legal obligations are employers with an ease and simplicity not usually associated with legal compliance.
When recruiting for a job, it is in the best interest of your business to know as much as possible about prospective employees. This is not just to ensure the individual has the right skills for the job, but also to be certain that the business is making an informed decision by bringing them on board.
It is important for when recruiting new staff to mitigate risks including employee misconduct, damages, mishaps or injuries caused by employees. An employer can be held liable should employee misconduct occur and they neglected to investigate employee criminal history when they should have.
An Australian police check is a background check against a federal criminal history database.
They are most commonly used by employers to determine if a new employee or volunteer is fit to work in their business, or for the purpose of licensing employees for certain practices. In certain industries like healthcare and child services, there is a legal requirement to perform a police check on all employees during the hiring process.
Whilst there is not always a legal requirement for business owners to perform a police check, it is advisable to perform ongoing police checking on every employee. Checkworkrights recommends police checking every 12 months for new and ongoing employees to reduce risk and ensure legal compliance.
Checkworkrights ensures that it is as easy as possible for all parties to perform and record regular police checks, in any size of business.
An intuitive workflow and employer visibility over every stage is at the core of of police checking system to make legal compliance and risk management as user-friendly as possible.
Prospective employees can easily complete checks issued to them by their new employee with our document scanning smartphone app with facial recognition. As their new employer you are given full visibility over the progress and result of the check, as well as timely reminders to recheck existing employees after 12 months. A database of historical checks is also maintained for legal compliance.
For more information on how Checkworkrights can assist you in police checking you employees, or to be notified when we release our new police checking feature, please click here.
Published: April 30, 2019