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Bright Purple - Global Recruiters

pre-employment screening


Sometimes Pre-Employment Screening (PES) is a matter of law, sometimes it is purely a matter of sensible practice.

Bright Purple’s dedicated Pre-Employment Screening and Compliance team provides extensive Pre-Employment Screening services and background checks- supporting SMEs to major PLCs, we tailor our services to meet any client requirement. These services can be provided as a stand-alone product or as a part of wider recruitment services.

We are aware that different clients have different needs and are here to meet any PES and Compliance struggles you may have, ranging from vetting candidates to regular continuous checks for existing employees. Using our many years of expertise and backed by compliance policies around data and systems, we help and support our clients to stay safe and in line with the latest regulations- and to hire the best candidates.

We are not geeks, we are just here to take the complicated out of Compliance! Based in our Edinburgh Head Office, we are fully GDPR compliant and our clients benefit from real relationships with our team of PES and compliance specialists.

Why do you need PES checks?

  1. It highlights criminal history
  2. It complies with due diligence and avoids liability
  3. It provides verification of Education and Certifications
  4. It keeps both Customer and Client safe
  5. Validation that you have chosen the right candidate
  6. Highlights any fraudulent activity

Bright Purple Offer different levels of checks and these can be bespoke to your specific needs:

Level 1 - BPSS – Baseline Personnel Security Standard
This is the basic screening service which all companies should adhere to. The BPSS check covers; Legal RTW, Proof of Residency, 3 years employment referencing, CRC Check

Level 2 – PES4 Enhanced Check
This is a more advance check which should be followed especially if your candidate is planning on working in the Financial Sector. The PES4 Enhanced Check covers; Legal RTW, Proof of Residency (plus past 5 years), 5 years employment referencing, Education Verification, CRC Check and a Financial and Sanctions check.

To learn more about this service get in touch today on +44 (0)131 473 7030 or email our team on