G4S appoints new Managing Director of Employment Screening and Vetting Division

G4S Secure Solutions (‘G4S’) has announced the appointment of Steve Bailey as Managing Director of its newly formed Employment Screening and Vetting division. Steve will be responsible for developing the business into a market leader in the global screening industry. G4S’s Employment Screening and Vetting division enables customers to significantly reduce the risk and impact of taking on an unsuitable candidate, or failing to check the status of existing employees and contractors.

Steve is one of Europe’s leading authorities on employee recruitment and vetting and is the founder and former joint European Chair of NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners) Europe.  NAPBS represents companies in the screening industry and seeks to inform debate on industry standards and regulation.   He is widely published on technology and financial issues and is the founder of The Chairman’s Network Publications. 

Steve founded RwC Plc (Background Checking) and developed it into a market leader in the burgeoning screening and vetting sector. The business was acquired by Experian in April 2006 and was the recognised leader in the provision of CV vetting services to both Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and major corporations and institutions.  

Steve Bailey, Managing Director, G4S Employment Screening and Vetting, said: “The financial and legal ramifications of employing individuals that have not been screened or vetted adequately have escalated dramatically in the last five years, as a result of statutory regulation and an increasing number of civil litigation claims.  Companies are increasingly conscious of the need for comprehensive employee screening services and G4S, having performed this task for over 20 years in relation to its own employees, is in a uniquely experienced position to meet these requirements.”

Sarah Gualtieri, Business Support Director, G4S Secure Solutions, said: “We’re very pleased to have appointed somebody of Steve’s calibre as Managing Director, bringing international experience to the business.  We have witnessed an upsurge in companies looking for comprehensive employee risk management services, for pre and post employment screening both in the UK and internationally.  G4S has almost unparalleled experience in screening and vetting staff from an internal perspective and we’re very excited about the prospect of growing this division of the business externally and helping minimise companies’ exposure to fraud and disrepute.”

G4S employs a team of highly trained and experienced staff to deliver both standard screening services to comply with British Standards and bespoke packages according to each individual customer’s need. The services provided include:

  • BS7858 compliant screening
  • Criminal record checking
  • Right to work confirmation
  • Journalist checks
  • Multi-year employment checks
  • Character and educational references
  • Professional qualifications or memberships
  • Directorships
  • ID verification (VISA, work permits, passports)
  • Residency verification (UK and abroad)
  • Credit checks
  • CCJs (County Court Judgements and Bankruptcies)

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