Pre-Employment Screening

Pre-Employment Screening

Our private investigators tackle both pre-employment screening and background checks.

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Have you done a Pre-Employment Screening or background check on your next employee?


The business of employment is costly. It can be even more costly if a wrong decision is made during the recruitment process. Quite often a hiring manager will view the information provided in resumes as being accurate, will not investigate the contents and will have no screening process in place. At Lyonswood Investigations and Forensic Group, we know many resumes are designed to conceal the truth. Quite often there are gaps in the employment history that are unexplained or exaggerations of periods of employment to mislead. Without an employment screening process, it’s easy to miss these signs entirely.

A normal employment screening process – how are resumes falsified?

Job applicants go to great lengths to impress, even to the point of identifying companies that have been recently liquidated or taken over in the hope that personnel files have been destroyed. This would enable a job applicant to hide behind a host of false credentials, knowing well that this history will not be able to be accessed for confirmation during the hiring process. This kind of deception can only be uncovered with healthy employment pre-screening practices.

Overseas postings are another medium through which job applicants can embellish their work history with a reduced risk of being detected. As members of the World Association Of Detectives (WAD) and the World Investigators Network (WIN) Lyonswood is well placed to source and verify this previous employment information when we conduct pre-employment screening.

Many employers are guilty of not taking proactive action when uncovering illegal activities by employees in the workplace. This inaction allows employees to move from one employer to another making victims out of them all. Pre-employment screening processes can identify these patterns and keep you from being the latest in a long line of victims.

A pre-employment background check mitigates risk to you and your business

Criminal record checking as part of a pre-employment check can be an invaluable risk assessment tool. One of the biggest risks of hiring someone trying to conceal a criminal past is that they may pose a danger to other employees. If someone has been convicted of a violent crime, there is a good chance that they could lash out at their coworkers.

Ultimately, criminal records checks as part of a thorough pre-employment background check are just one tool that employers can use to try to assess the risk posed by an applicant.

A background check or pre-employment check needs to be tailored to the candidate. A one-size-fits-all approach to pre-employment screening is a blunt instrument and not always suitable, especially for candidates in important or sensitive roles. We are able to offer employers options with respect to background checks that they had otherwise not considered and we take our responsibility to provide accurate and up-to-date information seriously.

Ensure nothing gets through your employee screening process

By conducting a thorough pre-employment screening, organisations can ensure that they are making informed decisions about who to bring on board. Although some employers choose to conduct these screenings themselves, others opt to engage the services of a private investigation firm. There are several advantages to hiring a private investigation firm for your pre-employment assessments, including the ability to access a wider range of information and the expertise of experienced professionals.

How can a Lyonswood pre-employment check help you avoid strife?

Lyonswood Investigations and Forensic Groups investigators are skilled in the business of Pre-Employment Screening and background checks and can provide this service either at the time of employment or down the track when problems arise. We can also follow through on pre-employment screening checks where criminal or improper activity is detected and help you ensure that evidence is documented so as to minimise the risk of unfair dismissal findings or legal actions by employees.

Failing to do a pre-employment screening of potential candidates could cost you thousands in the case of a lawsuit. You can find out how much a private investigator will cost to do a background check by clicking on the link.

Lyonswood – our other services

Lyonswood is a full-service private investigation firm, offering a wide range of services to individuals, businesses, and organisations. In addition to traditional investigative services and pre-employment screening services, we also offer background asset checks, surveillance, and handwriting analysis. Our Private investigator Sydney team as well as teams all over the country work tirelessly to find the answers you are looking for. Whether you are looking for peace of mind or answers to a pressing question, we are here to help.