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There is an alternative to using Ministry of Justice for Criminal Conviction Checks

You may or may not be aware that the Ministry of Justice NZ has started offering the market an alternative to a ‘standard’ 20-business day turnaround on their criminal conviction checks or CCH’s.

This is really great market progress and a service that will be warmly embraced.

The new alternative service, a paid service is a ‘priority check’, and a commitment by the Ministry to return a check within 5-business days, providing all of the documentation is in order.

And whilst this service is a welcome alternative, it has created an issue amongst some of the business community. The Ministry is insisting that all companies choose a service level for ALL of their checks; in other words, all of your checks must be either priority or standard – no mix and match on a check-by-check basis. Given there is a cost associated with priority checks, this may cause cash flow problems, and also margin pressure for some roles if you are a recruiter.

WorkPro, a web-based employee screening and induction solution recognises that aside from cash flow, a priority check may not always be necessary, and that’s where we come in.

WorkPro has signed a third party agreement with the Ministry. We will be set up and ready to offer you the option to use our web-based user-interface to process all of your checks, making a priority or standard service selection check-by-check by 1 November 2014! This means you can enjoy a 5-day turnaround on checks that you need quickly, and select a 20-business day turnaround as it suits.

This service will be charged at a cost of $10 per check, invoiced monthly in arrears.

So here is your opportunity. If you are interested in hearing more or you would like to sign up for this service, click here.

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