Checklist Background Checks and Garda Vetting

Between data protection, spent convictions and mandatory vetting, background checks in recruitment and selection are becoming a confusing area. Linda Hynes, Head of the Employment Team has prepared a handy checklist for employers and recruitment teams to download to help guide them through this tricky topic.

Employers need to be careful in all aspects of the recruitment process including everything from how the position is advertised, the application from to be completed by the candidates and the ultimate decision to select a successful candidate. The information collected throughout this process and how is it managed and interpreted is a crucial element.

The tips in our checklist should help employers and the recruiting teams when drawing up application forms, posting job ads, reviewing CV’s and conducting interviews in ensuring they are asking the right questions and not gathering inappropriate information. .

To access the Checklist prepared by Linda click here


This publication is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal or professional advice. No liability is accepted by Ogier Leman for any action taken or not taken in reliance on the information set out in this publication. Professional or legal advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from any action as a result of the contents of this publication. Any and all information is subject to change.

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