Although it's not a legal requirement, it is common amongst leading Australian companies, especially those in banking, neo banking and the finance sectors, to run a bankruptcy check before hiring.
A bankruptcy check helps you make informed decisions when hiring, as bankruptcy can be declared for various personal or business reasons. If a candidate has declared bankruptcy in the past, a check will ensure you're on the front foot for the future.
What is the impact of hiring without a check?
If you hire a candidate without running a bankruptcy and criminal history check, you could potentially be putting your company’s Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) at risk.
How do I check a candidate's history?
The process is easy, and for most of our clients, we provide a fully co-branded website that offers police and bankruptcy checks in one single process. This allows for:
- Police history reports and bankruptcy checks are sent together to your nominated email address.
- Month-end billing to make it easier for your accounts team.
- With the co-branded site, there is no paperwork required. The candidate's ID and signature are digitally captured through a webcam, smartphone or tablet.
If you would like to ensure that your HR team are making informed decisions when hiring, a police and bankruptcy check are key.
Do I need to check all candidates for bankruptcy?
If your candidate is going to have any financial say or sway, or if your company works in the banking, neo banking or finance sectors, a bankruptcy check is strongly recommended. Failing to do so could put your company's AFSL at risk.
Who is National Crime Check?
NCC is an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited agency so you can have full confidence in obtaining fast, accredited bankruptcy, police, Visa and right to work checks.
We work with companies of all sizes across Australia, some of our larger clients include Uber and Kogan.
Do you offer tailored solutions?
Yes, with our developer-friendly API, you can streamline your employee checks even further. Our co-branding options ensure candidates engage deeper with your brand while we manage the backend process.