Performing a national police check as part of your hiring process is increasingly becoming standard in Australia for smart employers. Police checks offer the ultimate protection for businesses against fraud, culture fit problems and the time and costs involved with high staff turnover rates.
WorkPro offers fast, official Australian police checks for both individuals and companies. By using the WorkPro system, individuals can quickly prove their criminal history to new employers, while organisations can be sure they’re making an informed and low-risk choice with their new staff members or workers.
Companies using WorkPro can request, track and manage Australian Police Checks for candidates all from their WorkPro dashboard. WorkPro makes background checks simple, so you can get on with running your business.
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Why should employers use a national police check?
Today, organisations are placing greater emphasis on screening and probity checks. Alongside the screening process, a national police check may become a necessary tool as part of a risk mitigation strategy. This is especially true in industries that require a national police check in order for individuals to be legally eligible to work in the field.
For positions that require a high level of responsibility and personal integrity, a police check is an essential part of the recruitment process.
Many companies and organisations are operating under stringent timeframes and with few resources, so there is a desire to find a robust yet efficient solution to solve this screening requirement.
Choosing WorkPro allows businesses to quickly and easily satisfy their national police check requirements.
WorkPro’s online police check service offers secure integrated access to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), the Australian national database of criminal records to retrieve relevant data and results almost instantly.
With a simple application process, companies can also be sure they aren’t wasting time completing unnecessary forms. Combined with a range of other ancillary screening and induction services, means employers are able to easily build a robust employee on-boarding program.
How can a police check help employees?
Many employers are now choosing to utilise and rely on a police check as part of the employment process. By choosing to pre-emptively undertake a police check, individuals can streamline the hiring process.
For individuals, conducting a police check through WorkPro is a clever tactic to demonstrate their clean criminal record and their preparedness for a new position.
Being able to present future employers with timely background information demonstrates job-readiness, while also offering important supporting documentation for other parts of a background check.
Once the check is completed, individuals can prove the authenticity of a check to a potential employer through a quick, online validation process.
Are online police checks secure?
When individuals and organisations seek to conduct an online police check, a key concern may be the security of the system and processes given the sensitive nature of the information
WorkPro’s software is secured in line with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)’s stringent security and audit terms, and WorkPro regularly undertakes internal and external audits to ensure it remains in line with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)’s and the Australian Government’s legislated requirements.
The WorkPro system also manages the security, archiving and destruction of information in accordance with National Privacy Standards and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)’s terms of service.
Not only does this create an incredibly safe system for applicants, it also reduces the administrative burden for organisations.
Every employer has a legal obligation to validate that their workers have the right to work in Australia.
If you’re caught with staff or contractors who are not legally allowed to work in the country, your business faces heavy fines and potential closing of operations. The Department of immigration conducts spot checks and audits to ensure companies are going through the correct channels to validate work rights of every employee currently working in Australia.
WorkPro offers a free Visa 457 & Working in Australia check service as part of the platform, so you’ll never have to worry about citizenship and compliance again.