Why is employee screening so important in the retail sector?

If your employees engage with the general public and manage finances on a regular basis, it's critical that you've performed fit and proper background screening to reduce risk to your customers, and to your organisations. Have confidence that an applicant is legally allowed to work within the UK, that they've provided you accurate references and qualifications, and that they aren't concealing adverse information that may deem them unsuitable for working within retail.

Not only do you need to protect your business from fraud and financial loss, you need to protect your customers, and be sure that your employees behaviour and conduct is above board.

But doing background checks doesn't have to be time consuming. There's no excuse to cut corners in your employee onboarding process, or with your continual monitoring. With GBG KnowYourPeople, you won't have to wait weeks for paper-based checks to be returned. Our cloud-based background checking solution offers multiple checks that are fast and efficient, helping you get new applicants onboard fast, without exposing yourself to risk.

Don't wait until it's too late to start background checking your employees. Reduce the risk of fraud and loss, and potential damage to your brand and reputation.

Pre-employment screening for the retail sector

Right to Work Check

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Employee Identity Check

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Criminal Record Check

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Overseas Criminal Record Check

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Adverse Financial Check

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Employment Reference and Qualification Check

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Bank Account Check

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Why choose GBG for your background checks?


Neglecting to conduct background checks on your retail employees could leave your organisation vulnerable to employee fraud, possible fines and reputational risk. Check new applicants and existing employees to stay protected.


Our expert team of onboarding executives will help ensure that your background checking system is configured to meet your exact processing requirements. Our dedicated, Nottingham-based client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.

How to get started

We’ll work with you to understand your challenges and provide the ideal solution.